Former Wolves and QPR striker defends Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers striker Jay Bothroyd does not think that Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is doing anything wrong.

Former Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers striker Jay Bothroyd has defended Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling on social networking site Twitter.

Sterling has been criticised by the Liverpool fans for his reported disinclination to sign a new contract (click here to read more).

According to BBC Sport, the England international winger will inform the Reds at a meeting on Friday that he wants to leave Anfield in the summer.

Bothroyd, currently at Japanese club Jubilo Iwata, seems to believe that Sterling has the right to demand a move away from the Merseyside outfit.

Bothroyd does make some valid points, and indeed Sterling has the right to ask for a transfer.

If the 20-year-old is not happy at Liverpool for some reason, then he should be allowed to inform the club.

Similarly, if Liverpool are not happy with Sterling - or any other player - then they can discuss about moving him on.

However, it would have been better for all parties concerned had the Sterling issue not been made public.

It would have been quite easy for the two parties to discuss the matter behind closed doors, and make it public only after reaching a final decision.

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