A look at how Raheem Sterling’s failed contract negotiations with Liverpool and subsequent reported transfer request has played out since the turn of the year.
Early January – Sterling offered a new contract worth £100,000-a-week and suggestion is deal will be done within a month. Read full story.
January 22 – On the contract negotiations manager Brendan Rodgers says: "I would think that would be concluded very imminently. The player is very happy."
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 22, 2015
January 29 – One week later Rodgers adds: "'I'm sure it will be sorted and organised very soon. He sees his long-term future here. He is very happy with his progress and how he is developing." Read full story.
February 9 – The tone from the club changes as Rodgers reveals Sterling has been offered an "incredible deal" but adds "It is not a case of giving any player – I'm not talking about Raheem here I'm talking in general – what they want." Read full story.
March 20 – Rodgers announces Sterling and agent Aidy Ward have requested a halt is put on contract negotiations until the end of the season. Read full story.
April 1 – Sterling gives a lengthy television interview – not authorised by the club – in which he claims, among other things, he is not a "money-grabbing 20-year-old". Read full story.
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