Raheem Sterling

The backlash to Liverpool's Raheem Sterling has extended to Eastleigh FC.

Raheem Sterling's ongoing dispute with Liverpool has put off at least one club from chasing his signature.

Non-league side Eastleigh FC sent a message out via their official Twitter account, confirming they have pulled out of the chase for the England international.

Eastleigh of course would not have the funds nor the pull to sign the winger, but their message does illustrate the way the Sterling situation is becoming a farce.

It is of course no laughing matter for Liverpool fans, who by now are either so sick of Sterling they simply want rid of him, or they are so angry they want the club to continue to play hardball and fester in the situation he has created for himself.

Sterling attended the opening two days of Liverpool's pre-season training, but as reported by The Times, he has since refused to fly out on the club's overseas tour, which leaves this weekend.

In addition to this he has missed the last two days of training, citing illness.

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