Raheem Sterling misses Liverpool training again after calling in sick

Raheem Sterling has again missed training at Liverpool, having told the club’s manager, Brendan Rodgers, he no longer wants to play for him.

Sterling missed Wednesday’s training session citing illness, and again phoned in sick on Thursday. The club did not offer any comment, though the medical department has been asked to verify Sterling’s claim, which is standard procedure.

Sterling seems increasingly unlikely to take part in Liverpool’s tour to south-east Asia and Australia, which begins on Sunday. The club, though, remain clear he should travel and be available for selection for the first match in Bangkok on Tuesday.

City have had a £40m bid turned down by Liverpool but remain interested in buying Sterling. It is understood, though, that City have no plans to make a higher offer for a player valued at £50m by Liverpool.

Credit: Guardian Sport