“The kid’s embarrassing himself more than the club” – Liverpool supporters react to Raheem Sterling’s training no-show

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After Raheem Sterling refused to go on Liverpool’s pre-season tour and was absent from training on Wednesday, Reds supporters have reacted furiously.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, May 2, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looks dejected after missing a chance against Queens Park Rangers during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Following the news that Raheem Sterling had told Liverpool he was not interested in travelling for their pre-season tour of the Far East and Australia, the 20-year-old was absent from training on Wednesday.

The forward is reported have phoned in sick, but it seems more like another means to force through a move to Manchester City this summer.

Former Liverpool defender and vice-captan Jamie Carragher believes there is long-term damage being caused to Sterling's reputation by the way the transfer saga has dragged on.

"He's starting to get a reputation that could be hard to rid himself of in the future," Carragher wrote on Kicca.

"Are Man City fans looking at the situation and thinking this could be us in a few years?

"I think this situation will only make Liverpool more determined to get the fee they feel Raheem is worth rather than caving in to Raheem's and Man City's wishes."

Understandably, this situation has caused uproar within the Liverpool fanbase—Sterling is not a popular man on Merseyside.

Here is the best of the reaction from social media.

https://twitter.com/PeteKopite/status/618653073611866112










https://twitter.com/Andrew_Heaton/status/618736722780790784





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