Brendan Rogers has said that he expects Sterling to see out the remaining two years of his contract at Anfield, but that is looking increasingly unlikely. Sterling’s agent, Aidy Ward, has said his client will not be signing a new deal at Liverpool and will be moving to another Premier League club.
Several of Europe’s top clubs have been monitoring the situation, including Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with Manchester City making a bid, but Sterling has made it clear he wants to move back to the capital.
Sterling came through the ranks at the Queen’s Park Rangers academy after moving to London from Jamaica when he was 7 years old.
Many Liverpool favourites, including Jamie Carragher, have criticised Sterling for the way he’s handled his contract talks, but one ex-player, Jan Molby, has said he thinks it might be a good time for Sterling to leave.
He told the Daily Star: “If Raheem feels Liverpool is no longer the best place to be then I guess you have to bite the bullet and move him on. It is not like the sale of Suarez.
“You knew the impact that sale would have on the team — I am not convinced if you sell Sterling it will have the same negative impact.
“In my mind it might be the right time to sell because the club is in transition and maybe we could just do with that money.”