Liverpool star plays down previous rift with boss

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has admitted that he clashed with Brendan Rodgers when he first arrived but that is in the past, as reported by the Daily Mirror.

Rodgers publicly criticised the youngster on their channel 5 documentary ‘Being Liverpool’ and much has been written about Sterling’s private life since he came on the scene at Anfield.

Now an England regular, Sterling has become a key man for club and country this season and has put his previous disagreements with Rodgers behind him.

Sterling has praised Rodgers for the job he has done, not just with the improving Reds side but also with him as a player.

“When he first came in, obviously there was a little bit of head clashing but it wasn’t much,” Sterling said.

“I went over to him at the end of the training session (seen in Being Liverpool) and I said to him, “I wasn’t saying anything about you” and we both finished it there.

“Ever since that day it’s been a breath of fresh air really. He helps me a lot with not just my football but if I need someone to talk to about off the field then he’s there for me. He’s helped me massively, especially on the pitch as well, so I have to give credit to him and thank him a lot.”