At the minute Liverpool are miles ahead of the rest of the pack with their closest challengers, Manchester City, reeling from their forthcoming UEFA ban. With various reports linking Raheem Sterling with a move to Real Madrid, Liverpool’s supremacy could be confirmed for the years to come.
Sterling left Liverpool for City in 2015 in a £49m deal.
The 25-year-old has established himself at one of the Citizens’ most important players in the last few seasons.
However, now that his side have been banned from European competition for two years, rumours have been piling up that Raheem Sterling could move to Real Madrid, with the BBC just one of a number of outlets reporting Los Blancos’ interest.
The England star hasn’t done much to quell the rumours, he was recently pictured in an AS interview with a Madrid shirt draped over his shoulder, in the interview he also went on to say ‘Real Madrid are a fantastic club’.
If Raheem Sterling does leave for Real Madrid then City could struggle to bridge the gap to Liverpool.
Obviously, the winger leaving would see them lose one of their best and most important players.
However, his departure could also spark an exodus from the club. With pundits already debating how many players will stick around during the UEFA ban, seeing one of the squad’s talismans leave could prompt others to follow him to the exit door.
If Sterling leaves and other players follow him then how can City expect to make up the 20+ point gap between themselves and Liverpool?