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Steven Gerrard "very disappointed" with Raheem Sterling

Steven Gerrard says that Liverpool misfit Raheem Sterling should look up to his "professional" teammate Jordan Henderson as the winger's transfer fiasco rages on.

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has revealed that he is "very disappointed" over the way in which want-away winger Raheem Sterling has conducted himself recently.

The 20-year-old missed training on Thursday for the second day in succession after phoning in sick, following the Reds' decision to reject a £40m bid from Manchester City.

The England international also reportedly refused to participate in the club's pre-season tour of Australia.

Gerrard, whose legendary Liverpool career came to an end last season, has been replaced as captain by Jordan Henderson, and the 35-year-old says that Sterling can learn a lot from his teammate's professionalism.

Asked by BBC Sport what his thoughts were on the matter, Gerrard said: "Very disappointed. I'd love to be able to say what I want to say on it.

"Raheem and Jordan are at different ends of the scale. Jordan's so professional, he's a winner, a great lad. I don't think there's a more fitting player to take that armband off me.

"I see a lot of my game in Jordan's game and what I like about him is he's very humble."

Sterling is contracted to the Anfield club until 2017.

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