Rodgers to speak to Sterling over laughing gas pictures

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will speak to winger Raheem Sterling after pictures were published showing the England international inhaling laughing gas, reports BBC Sport

The 20-year-old recently scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 win against Newcastle at Anfield on Monday night, and put in a good attacking display for the Merseysiders. But following the victory, reports came out about the laughing gas incident, and manager Brendan Rodgers said he will speak with the youngster.

It comes at a time where Sterling has found himself in hot water on a number of occasions of late. He was in trouble for making an unsanctioned interview to the BBC, where he suggested he’s an ambitious player that wants to be winning trophies, while also adding that he would have signed a new deal with the club at the end of last season if there was an offer on the table.

He was also seen smoking from a shisha pipe before the laughing gas incident too, and Rodgers is planning to have talks with him to find out what the cause of his recent indiscretions. He played down the furore, and believes all layers can make mistakes, so he won’t let the incident be blown out of proportion.

“We want players here who are super-professional and focused on their football – I know he is. It’s not just on the field, it’s off the field as well but I will speak with him on it and we’ll move on. Young players make mistakes. As long as they learn from them, that is what is important,” he said.

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