Liverpool star caught up in smoking scandal

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has been photographed smoking a shisha pipe that has the strength of 200 cigarettes, according to The Mirror.

The England international has been embroiled in controversy over recent weeks after giving a questionable interview to the BBC in which he claimed he was flattered by Arsenal’s reported interest and confessed turning down a new deal with his current employers.

As such, Sterling has been the centre of a debate over where his future is best served, with Anfield fans worried that their star man could leave Merseyside this summer.

The latest controversy will not help the young star in his battle to win over the club’s supporters and keep his head down, with a picture emerging of the Liverpool winger smoking a shisha pipe.

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere has been caught up in smoking controversies in the past, with the negative publicity certainly not welcome given Sterling’s current mindset and unsteady footing with the Anfield club.