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Thierry Henry tells Raheem Sterling to stop taking bad advice

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry says that Raheem Sterling should man up and stop listening to advisors/agents to save his career

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News 21 May 2015, 13:06 IST
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Raheem Sterling has attracted a lot of criticism for his public stand-off with Liverpool

Arsenal great Thierry Henry says that Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling should respect his club and fans more while adding that he would love to see the talented youngster at Arsenal next season. The French legend feels that Sterling listens too much to his agents/advisors which could affect his career in a negative way. Sterling’s future remains in doubt after it was widely reported that the winger told Liverpool that he wanted to leave at the end of the season.

The 20-year-old had declined to sign a new a £100,000-a-week contract and his stand-off with the club over a new contract attracted a lot of media attention. Henry who is now a Sky Sports pundit said that Sterling should have dealt with the whole situation behind closed doors rather than publicising the issue.

“I think we all know that he is receiving bad advice. You can't go out and talk about your contract in the press. You should respect the fans and club you play for,” Henry said. The Frenchman compared his own situation to that of Raheem Sterling.

“When I was young I had a problem with Madrid and Monaco. Some guys put stuff in my head and it affected my game. You can blame the agent/advisor but you need to be a man and say "enough, you are destroying my life and my career".

Would be happy to see him at Arsenal: Henry

Meanwhile, the former Arsenal striker added that he would be happy to see Sterling at Arsenal if he leaves Liverpool. “He is a great product of Liverpool and for England and I'd be more than happy to see him at Arsenal,” Henry said.

The current situation has alerted the top four clubs and Henry says that the young winger would be a great signing for any club. Meanwhile, Arsene Wenger has said that Arsenal required only some additions rather than a major overhaul. It will be interesting to see whether Arsenal approach Livepool for Sterling. Henry certainly thinks so.

“We know he is a Londoner. We all know Arsenal want him from what Arsene (Wenger) was saying yesterday (Tuesday)”.

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