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Sterling: i am not a money grabber.
July 17, 2015
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“I want to win something at the end of the season and the FA Cup’s a great chance,” Sterling said.
Liverpool, who finished second to Manchester City in the Premier League last season, have already had to deal with the loss of two key players.
Striker Luis Suarez joined Barcelona last summer, while influential captain Steven Gerrard will leave the club at the end of the season.
The potential departure of Sterling, who scored his first senior goal for England in a 4-0 win over Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Friday, would be another big blow.
“I just want to focus on football and, when it gets to the end of the season, assess my position as a 20-year-old player playing in the Premier League,” the Jamaican-born forward said.
If you want to hear more from Sterling, you can read some of his thoughts below or watch the embedded interview.
On speaking out now:

“I keep hearing I’ve rejected all sorts of contracts. Me, the club and my reps have spoken about it and put talks on hold until end of season, so it’s frustrating to hear the contract situation keep going on and on. I just wanted to get my point across on the whole thing.”
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Raheem Sterling – the extended interview
On his future:

“In my head I’ve sat down and thought about it. But, at the end of the season, I just want to sit down with the club and my representatives. I will definitely give guarantees when the season has finished.”
On rejecting a £100,000-a-week deal:

“When I started out at QPR, I would never have dreamt of this day, to have such a huge offer in front of me. I’m really thankful. I just want to solely focus on my football right now. I want to win something at the end of the season and the FA Cup’s a great chance.”
On accusations he is greedy:

“The public just think you want more and that’s not the case at this moment in time. I’m just a kid that loves playing football. That’s how it’s been since I was a young kid. I’ve never ever wanted to demand anything off no-one, I’m just trying to demand the best of myself.”
On criticism from former players:

“I want the best for me and I want to reach my goals that I set out as a young kid. They’ve had their dreams when they were playing and that’s no different for me. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I won’t really take any notice of what they’re saying.”
Raheem Sterling statistics 2014-15
On the constant contract speculation:

“The fans get a bit frustrated with me because I’m not signing straight away. They can get on your back a little bit, but this is football and you have to accept these things. I try to block it out of my head, which is the whole reason why I’ve said I want to wait till the end of the season.”
On what Liverpool fans might think:

“I would never want the fans to think bad of me, to think I just want as much money for myself. I want them to understand it’s been a bit much for me this season, with everyone talking about it every minute.”
On playing abroad:

“Everyone’s dream growing up is seeing themselves in an away kit somewhere in a sunny country. But, in reality, I’m happy to be playing for Liverpool and trying to win trophies.”
On Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers:

“I speak to Brendan on good terms. He calls me when he needs to talk to me and I can talk to him when I want. There’s nothing bad to say or think about Brendan. He’s been really good to me since I came into the team and he’s always tried to help me.”

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Dr Shailesh Thaker

Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices.

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