You just couldn't make it up. After it was revealed that Raheem Sterling is likely to receive a £4m cut of his agent's fee if Man City stump up the £50m asking price, the young Liverpool midfielder has now told Brendan Rodgers he won't be available for the Reds' pre-season tour.
His reasons? He just doesn't fancy it.
Oh, and he's called in sick for training today.
As predicted, Liverpool fans on social media have hit the roof (if Twitter had a roof). Here's how it's been going down.