OLIVER HOLT: The sad truth is that the recent vilification of Raheem Sterling at Liverpool cannot be justified as part of any rational thought process as the club look to re-establish themselves.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has no doubts Steven Gerrard will handle his final appearance for Liverpool at Stoke on Sunday with no problem.
The impending departure of Steven Gerrard to the USA will leave a huge hole in the fabric of the British game, not just at Anfield, says Stoke City boss Mark Hughes. Gerrard will leave Liverpool this summer.
Raheem Sterling's relationship with Liverpool reached breaking point in the hours after the club called off crisis talks with their England star and his representatives on Thursday.
At the end of a week in which he has been at the heart of a contract dispute fuelled by his agent, Raheem Sterling might be tempted to try a little tenderness on offer from Roy Hodgson.
Hodgson says winger is 'not the first England player to have problems' as he reveals he won't beg Jack Grealish to reject Ireland
• Difficulties with Liverpool must not impinge on England performance • Sterling must learn to cope with being under scrutiny, says Hodgson • England manager believes troubled season will make Sterling stronger • Liverpool cancel talks with Sterling after agent attacks club • England name
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