The England international publically announced last month his refusal to sign a lucrative new contract with the Reds and will subsequently delay any decision until the summer.
The reported weekly offer of £100,000-a-week has been deemed not enough according to British tabloid the Mirror, though a specific figure of Sterling’s alleged demands have not been mentioned.
Nevertheless, for a player earning so much, he must possess both great potential and a current ability good enough to rival the very best in the Premier League.
Over the past few months, Sterling has struggled to recapture that previous blistering form and his latest display against QPR certainly did him few favours.
The 20-year-old tried to conjure up a bit of magic but when his moment finally arrived, he embarrassingly fluffed his lines and prompted criticism from BBC pundit Hartson.
"What an opportunity that is for Liverpool. You talk about a chance, Henderson put that on a plate for Sterling. How much does he want a week? He should have put that away with his eyes closed,” he said.
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As per the table provided by Opta Stats, the exciting winger worked hard throughout but lacked that bit of quality at the right times needed to break down a stubborn opponent.
Sterling created three chances via key passes, but was often laboured in possession and made just 25 accurate passes despite taking 57 touches in total.