Heard an interesting argument on a podcast, something along the lines of:
He's signed a deal at Liverpool, he's honoured his contract, he's played as well as he could for the years he's been contracted to. He's under no legal ground to sign a new deal. He's literally done the job he's been hired for.
Now while I stopped and paused for a while to think about 'maybe I've been overreacting' I'm still returning to 'no he's a c**t'.
I think he has been professional about it, I mean he honored his contract and yes, I believe he gave his best.
Rather a player do this, than to sign a new contract all smiles and a couple of months later start acting like an idiot because he wants out of the team. If, for whatever reason he doesn’t like what’s on th table then he’s doing the right looking for other options.
He is not a bad player, and I’d like if he stays because he’ll add much needed depth to our squad, but if he decides to go, no big deal either.