Thierry Henry says he has never seen Liverpool fans as angry as at Sterling, asks key question

Raheem Sterling

Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry asks whether Liverpool will benefit from selling Raheem Sterling.

Liverpool fans made their feelings clear to want away winger Raheem Sterling at the weekend, captured on camera gesturing and shouting at the 20-year-old.

Sterling is refusing to sign a new contract at the club, with a very public row over his future played out last week between Liverool and his agent, as reported by the BBC.

The England international was left on the bench for the 6-1 loss to Stoke City, which was probably good news for him with hindsight.

Former Arsenal striker and Premier League legend Thierry Henry told SkySports on Monday that he has never seen Liverpool fans so animated about an individual player.

He said: "I played in the league a long time, and I've never seen the Liverpool fans upset with one player like this."

Fellow pundit and former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness said he would sell Sterling, to avoid disquiet in the dressing room next season, even if he would begrudge doing so.

Henry responded by asking a key question of the Liverpool board in relation to the current transfer market, and a lack of Champions League football on offer, asking, "If you get the money for Sterling, who do you get?"

Liverpool had money to spend last summer after cashing in on Luis Suarez, and managed to waste it, with the one seemingly good buy, Emre Can, being played out of position by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Fans felt similar anger towards Luis Suarez when he gave an interview in the summer of 2013 as reported the BBC that he wanted to move to Arsenal, but with him serving a ban, Liverpool were able to get the striker back onside and by time he re-appeared in a competitive game for the club, the disquiet had subsided.

The Reds have a summer in which to try and sort out their differences with Sterling or sell up, but if the situation remains as it is at present, there could be more ugly scenes as we saw at the Britannia, next season.

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