RAHEEM STERLING may have placed himself at odds with Liverpool by giving an ‘unsanctioned’ interview discussing his future today.
Sterling spoke at length to the BBC, claiming he isn’t a ‘money-grabbing 20-year-old’ after putting talks over a contract extension at Anfield on hold until the end of the season.
But Sterling has risked the wrath of Brendan Rodgers by giving the interview without permission from the Reds.
Reports suggest that Liverpool have gone to great length to protect Sterling from media intrusion since he broke into the first team.
But the kid gloves may now come off with Sterling choosing to speak so frankly about his future without first consulting the club.
In the interview Sterling said: “All I can say to the fans is that is not me, money is not everything to me in life.
“I’ve got family I adore, my mum has been there throughout my life. My daughter who is two going on three and these people mean everything to me.
“Everyone around me can vouch it has never been about money for me. I talk about winning trophies throughout my career, that’s all I talk about.
“I never talk about how many cars I’m going to drive, how many houses I’ve got. I just want to be the best that I can be.
“And with the people around me I’m just grateful.
“I don’t want to be perceived as a money-grabbing 20-year-old.
“I just want to be seen as the kid that loves to play football and wants to do the best for the team.
“I would never want the fans to think bad of me or that I just want as much money for myself.”