There are a few players in football who have become something of pantomime villains at Liverpool, players that we love to hate. They gain their infamy from playing well, deceptively or aggressively for our rivals or for goading the Anfield crowd on every visit – see Diego Costa for all three. One such villain is Raheem Sterling and he has refused to rule out a return to Liverpool.
The Reds first signed Sterling from QPR in 2010. He arrived as a wonderkid who was scoring too many goals in youth football.
A few years later he established himself as a first team regular during Liverpool’s historic 2013/14 campaign when they were just pipped by Manchester City (although that title is now up for review).
In 2015 Liverpool sold Raheem Sterling to Manchester City for £49m, following a very public spat with the player’s agent.
He has since become an enemy of the Kop, with many Liverpool fans refusing to forget the disrespect the forward’s agent showed the club.
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During a Q&A on Colossal Sports Management’s Instagram, Raheem Sterling was asked about whether he would rejoin Liverpool, he replied:
“Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you, I love Liverpool.
“Don’t get it twisted, they are always in my heart. It’s a team that has done a lot for me growing up.”
What RTK has to say
Would we take Raheem Sterling back at Liverpool? Most likely.
It would take a lot of apologising and clearing of the air but you cannot ignore the fact that the team would be stronger with him in it.
There is also the consideration that he was just a young lad when he left and we don’t know how much undue influence his greedy agent may have had on him.
If we were offered him, I wouldn’t say no.