Raheem Sterling turns up for Liverpool training after two days off ill but Reds expect third Manchester City bid

Winger still has his heart set on a move away from Anfield

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Raheem Sterling has reported for Liverpool training this morning, although the winger still wants to leave the club this summer.

The 20-year-old had called in sick the last two days amid interest from Manchester City.

The Anfield club have so far turned down offers of £30m and £40m from City for the wantaway England international, who rejected a £100,000 a week contract offer towards the end of last season.

Meanwhile, former Reds captain Steven Gerrard, who moved to LA Galaxy in America this summer, has blasted the 'ill' player, tellling Sky Sports: "I'm not happy with all that carry-on and I don't think there’s any need for it. They all need to be men about the situation.

"Raheem needs to go in and speak to the owners and to Brendan himself, tell them what he wants and go about it that way. You don’t have to throw illnesses in and refuse to go on tour.


"There are millions and millions of Liverpool fans around the world who are itching to see Raheem Sterling in a Liverpool kit. So I don't think it’s fair on them if he is behaving like that."

Steven Gerrard in America this week

Sterling is set to fly out with the Liverpool squad to Thailand on Sunday, and wants his future sorted before then.