Sterling should keep his mouth shut & change his agent – Carragher

The former Liverpool defender is angered by fresh speculation surrounding the 20-year-old’s future, with the winger expected to ask to leave Anfield this summer

Raheem Sterling has been urged to change his agent and “keep his mouth shut” by former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.

Sterling, who has already turned down the chance to sign a new deal worth over €130,000 a week, will tell Brendan Rodgers that he wants to quit Liverpool this summer.

Carragher believes the attacker is destined to reach greater heights than Liverpool, but insists he should not be trying to “take on” Liverpool.

“Raheem Sterling is a great kid. He’s not some flash young kid. He’s not loud, he’s not in people’s faces. He loves his football,” Carragher told Sky Sports.

“He needs to change his agent. That’s the one thing he needs to change. For a 20-year-old kid to be taking on Liverpool football club, it angers me to the pit of my stomach.

“Raheem Sterling will obviously move on at some stage. Brendan Rodgers has said he won’t be leaving this summer but it looks like me that he’s trying to force the clubs hand.”

Carragher also criticised Sterling’s performances in key games this season and feels the 20-year-old should feel “embarrassed” by fresh speculation surrounding his future at Anfield.

“Last season at Liverpool he was fantastic. Liverpool had a chance at a trophy this season,” said Carragher.

“If you want trophies and big money they won’t be given to you, you have to earn them. What did Liverpool win this year? Nothing.

“You’ve got to play well in big games. The semi-final against Aston Villa was the worst game I’ve seen in a semi-final or final.

“You want to win trophies – the semi-final is the biggest game in the season for Liverpool and Raheem Sterling did nothing.

“If you want to win trophies you have to perform at the highest level. If you want to win trophies you have to deliver in the big games and he hasn’t done that yet.

“Keep your mouth shut and get on with playing football. He’ll move on in years to come. Just keep your mouth shut.

“I’d be embarrassed to walk into training tomorrow and show my face to everyone; even the lady on the reception.”

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