Liverpool media round-up: Reds won't be bullied over Sterling, prepared to let Lucas leave

Raheem Sterling

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool are adamant they won't be bullied into selling Raheem Sterling, according to the Liverpool Echo, after the club's hierarchy cancelled a planned meeting with the player and his representative Aidy Ward.

The club feel there is nothing to be gained from holding talks after certain comments attributed to Ward appeared in the media - which he has since denied – suggesting that there is no intention to keep Sterling at Anfield.

It was expected that Sterling was to inform the club of his desire to be sold in the summer after failing to agree to a new contract earlier on in the season, but Liverpool are expected to hold him to his current deal which still has two years remaining.

The Echo says it would take an offer of around £50 million for the Reds to even consider selling the player.

Away from the Sterling saga, the Daily Mirror has suggested that Brendan Rodgers is prepared to let Lucas Leiva leave the club in the summer - with Inter Milan said to still be keen on the player.

It is said the Rodgers doesn't think Lucas is dynamic enough and would rather Joe Allen played in the holding role.

This does depend on the Reds completing the signing of James Milner from Manchester City on a free transfer, but it is said Lucas would like to remain at Anfield, even if Rodgers believes he has enough midfield options without the Brazilian.

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