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Liverpool fans react to reported Raheem Sterling transfer request

There’s doom, gloom, anger and apathy in the air amongst Liverpool fans after reports broke on Monday night that Raheem Sterling is to hand in a transfer request.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, December 9, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected against FC Basel during the final UEFA Champions League Group B match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Several media outlets, including the BBC‘s Ben Smith, say Sterling will meet with Brendan Rodgers and chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday to confirm that he wishes to be sold this summer.

The 20-year-old’s contract doesn’t expire until the summer of 2017, but after several failed negotiations over a new deal this season, it looks like he believes his future lies away from Anfield.

In many ways the writing has been on the wall with much attention on Sterling reportedly turning down a deal in excess of £100,000 per week earlier this year.

There’s a mixture of reactions from Liverpool fans — some upset both at club and player, some finding Sterling’s decision a strange one for his career, and some looking to life after Sterling at Anfield.

We’ve rounded up a selection of reactions to the news from Twitter and the This Is Anfield Forums.

Let us know your thoughts on Sterling and what his potential departure means for Liverpool in the comments below.

Doggie in the forums:

So he’s young and impressionable and no doubt is surrounded by hyenas, but you choose your company, Ibe is setting the right example.

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