Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has today been speaking about his future and the contract talks, which have been shelved until the end of the season, with the 20-year-old admitting that being linked with rivals Arsenal is “flattering” (via BBC Sport).
Sterling, raised in north London, confirmed to the BBC that he has turned down a contract worth £100,000 a week and stated that he only wants to focus on his football.
However, when he was asked about being linked with the Gunners, the forward did little to dispel the rumours by claiming that being mentioned alongside a club of that stature is “flattering”.
Reports emerged this week stating that Arsene Wenger had asked Sterling’s representatives to be kept informed of the situation with the Frenchman a massive of the England international (via Evening Standard).
Sterling faces Arsenal this weekend in what is a crucial clash for Liverpool, already six points behind the Gunners – and defeat may leave Brendan Rodgers’ side’s top four hopes in ruins.
Sterling is Liverpool’s top Premier League goalscorer (6) and has provided the team’s most assists (7) this season, and would be a huge loss to the side.
Check out Sterling’s response to the Arsenal link below: