Liverpool media round-up: Sterling saga gets nasty but no third bid imminent, McAllister in line for Anfield return

Raheem Sterling

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

The saga surrounding the future of Raheem Sterling seems to be getting more and more ugly and protracted, with the Daily Mirror claiming his phone number has been posted on the internet, and he has allegedly received abusive texts from fans.

The Mirror's report says Sterling feels there is some kind of campaign against him from the club and insists he does not want to work under current manager Brendan Rodgers - claiming that trust has been broken on at least three occasions. 

Liverpool still value the winger at £50 million but the Manchester Evening News reports that Manchester City are unwilling to meet that valuation after already having two bids rejected - the latest totalling in the region of £40 million. 

They also report that a third bid is not imminent for the player, who seems desperate to force a move through to the Etihad Stadium this summer. 

The Liverpool Echo has reported that Sterling could face disciplinary action for missing training if he was found to be fit when he call in sick, and missed training.  

Sterling has also reportedly tried to ensure he does not go on the club's pre-season tour to the Far East and Australia but as it stands he is expected to travel with the rest of the squad. 

Away from the Sterling saga, it looks as if Liverpool are set to announce another new addition to the coaching staff with former midfielder Gary McAllister holding talks with Brendan Rodgers to come back to the club, the Liverpool Echo - among others - reports.

There are other candidates also in the running but the Scot would be a popular appointment among fans given the impact he had as a player during his two years at the club - where he was part of a side that completed a cup treble, and finished second in the Premier League between 2000 and 2002. 

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