Things are getting messy with the Raheem Sterling contract talks. Earlier this week report's suggested he would not be signing a new deal at the club leaving Liverpool with a choice to insist he see's out his contract or sell him.
Today Sterling agent Aidy Ward has added fuel to the fire. Ward had been speaking to UK newspaper the Evening Standard and told them.
I don't care about the PR of the club and the club situation. I don't care. He is defiantly not signing. He's not signing for £700, £800, £900,000 a week. He is not signing. My job is to make sure I do the best with them (the clients). If people say I am bad at my job, or badly advised it does matter"
Club legend Jamie Carragher hit out at Sterling on Sky this week
"For a 20-year-old kid to be taking on Liverpool Football Club over a contract - to the pit of my stomach that just winds me up, it angers me. 'The lad is from London and he obviously wants to go back home. It might not be about money. It may be about trophies or playing in the Champions League"
Ward hit back at the Kop hero:
"Carragher is a knob. Everybody knows it. Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players - none of them things matter to me. It is not relevant.'
He added: ‘I am not worried. Worried is making a decision not knowing what is going to happen. Every Premier League club will make a bid for him."
Ward and the club are expected to meet on Friday to continue discussions.
Ward clearly has the financial interests of Sterling at hand as he should. His attitude though may make agreeing a deal with an alternative club more difficult than it needs to be.
Do you think Pool will hold out, sell to an overseas rival or sell to an EPL rival?