Sterling in wage demand U-turn.

The heavily publicised contract discussions of Raheem Sterling took a dramatic change in direction today, with the Liverpool winger now demanding that the club pay him the minimum wage.

"You're money baby..."

“You’re money baby…”

Speaking to the collected journalists circling his property, Sterling issued the following statement:

“It has come to my attention that my behaviour over the past week has been unacceptable. Selfishly, I have failed to curtail my aspirations of a better life for myself and my fifteen children.

As a talented, young professional I have a great responsibility to make my already cash rich employers even richer, and I have neglected this.

I now realise that by requesting a salary more reflective of my market value, not only have I let down the supporters that have enjoyed watching me play football, but also the entire British public, the gaffer and most importantly, myself.

It is with this in mind, that I have asked that Liverpool Football Club amend my pay to fall in line with the current minimum wage for a 20 year old in the UK, with immediate effect.

Now that this is behind me, I would like to take the time to think about how the glaring, economic deficiencies rife throughout society are definitely the sole responsibility of professional athletes. Thank-you.”

Liverpool owner John W. Henry has moved quickly to comment on the news, adding “I’m just happy that we live in an age where an individual’s employment status is deemed public interest.”