Raheem Sterling: Why I ignore abuse from Liverpool fans

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling insists that he pays no attention to the criticism that comes his way from the stands

Raheem Sterling has insisted that he pays no attention to the abuse aimed his way by some Liverpool fans and says he is only focused on performing on the pitch.

The England international has been the subject of criticism from some supporters in recent weeks after he rejected a new Liverpool contract believed to be worth around £100,000 a week.

I’m genuinely focused on doing my best for this football club

Raheem Sterling

The 20-year-old, whose contract expires in the summer of 2017, has postponed talks about his future until after the end of the season amid reports linking him with a transfer away from the Merseyside club.

However, Sterling insists that he is fully focused on performing for Liverpool – and says that he pays no attention to any abuse that may come his way from the stands.

Sterling told BT Sport: “Everyone has their opinion on me at this moment in time but I’m just a kid who loves to play football and to try and improve every day and be the best I can be.

“It just goes in one ear and goes out the other. I don’t read anything, don’t look at anything and, for me, it’s all football. I’m genuinely focused on doing my best for this football club.”

Sterling will be expecting to feature when Liverpool take on West Bromwich Albion at The Hawthorns in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

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