Liverpool cancel Sterling meeting

Liverpool believe there would be no point in having a meeting when the player’s representative is quoted as saying a new deal would not be signed regardless of the figure.

In the newspaper interview, Ward also used a four-letter expletive to describe ex-Red Jamie Carragher, who has criticised Sterling’s actions.

“He is definitely not signing. He’s not signing for £700, £800, £900 thousand a week. He is not signing,” said Ward.

“My job is to make sure I do the best with them [my clients]. If people say I am bad at my job, or they are badly advised it does not matter.”

Sterling’s contract runs until 2017 and he told Reds manager Brendan Rodgers before the Premier League draw at Chelsea on 10 May he wants to leave the club.

He was set to formalise his request in a meeting with Rodgers and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday, which will now not happen.

Sterling denied being a “money-grabber” in a BBC Sport interview last month, but has come in for criticism from some of Liverpool’s former players, including Carragher.

Ward added: “Any of the criticism from current pundits or ex-Liverpool players – none of those things matter to me. It is not relevant.”

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