Liverpool transfer target Saido Berahino has Aidy Ward as agent, chances over?

Saido Berahino

Liverpool are one club unlikely to move for West Brom's Saido Berahino.

Liverpool are one of the many clubs linked with signing West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino.

The Mirror described the England under-21 international as a Liverpool target earlier this year, but there is a very clear reason why the club are not likely to pursue a deal.

Berahino is represented by agent Aidy Ward, report The Guardian, who is at the centre of the row regarding Raheem Sterling.

Sterling is refusing to sign a contract extension with Liverpool, and Ward is being held responsible for the 20-year-old player's unrest by the club and by pundits.

Inflammatory comments against the club were reported in the media on Thursday, and The BBC reported Liverpool had cancelled a meeting scheduled to be held today over Sterling with Ward as a result.

Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher had been critical of Ward via SkySports, who was referred to in an unpleasant way by the agent in a subsequent interview.

There may be another reason Ward is unhappy with Carragher. Earlier this year the ex-Reds defender told SkySports he felt Danny Ings was a better potential signing for Liverpool than his client Saido Berahino, suggesting the Baggies striker has an 'attitude problem.'

The likelihood of Liverpool pushing ahead with a deal to sign Berahino are currently slim to none, as having another Ward represented player on their books seems like a non-starter.

One interesting aside is whether the Ward-Sterling-Liverpool row influences clubs with summer regarding Berahino; potentially working in West Brom's favour if clubs decide they do not want to deal with the agent.

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