Liverpool are in desperate need of reinforcements up top. The Reds have been lacking in quality in depth in the final third for years now and it’s beginning to take its toll. Following a tremendous Euro 2020 campaign, a controversial Liverpool swoop for Raheem Sterling all of a sudden looks more appealing.
Raheem Sterling exit
Liverpool signed Raheem Sterling from Queens Park Rangers in 2010.
The diminutive attacker made an impression in the academy and he made his Premier League debut as a 17-year-old in 2012.
His rise at the club was an exciting one, as a teenager he established himself as an undroppable member of Brendan Rodgers’ side and he even netted a memorable goal against Manchester City in the heartbreaking 2013/14 season.
By 2015 he was in high demand and this prompted an infamous contract dispute.
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The player’s agent made himself a villain on the Red half of Merseyside, telling the London Evening Standard that his client wouldn’t sign a new deal even if it was work £900k-a-week.
Eventually the wonderkid was sold to Manchester City for £49m.
Liverpool return for Raheem Sterling
It’s safe to say that the winger’s future at the Etihad Stadium is up in the air.
According to the Daily Mirror the 26-year-old is furious that Man City offered him in part exchange for Harry Kane.
The Citizens appear determined to bag the Spurs striker at any cost.
Given that Liverpool are in dire need of a forward Raheem Sterling returning to Anfield wouldn’t be an awful move.
Ok, hear me out.
Plenty of Kopites still curse the player’s name because of the manner of his exit.
However, it is vitally important to remember that it was his agent who did all of the talking in the media.
He was just a 20-year-old kid at the time and his agent appeared hell bent on cashing in on his rise to stardom. Sterling has since ditched the agent in question.
Putting pride aside, Liverpool signing Raheem Sterling would be a stellar move at the right price.
He is about to enter the peak of his career and Euro 2020 has served as a showcase for how much he has to offer.
The tournament has made his services all of a sudden more appealing.
It would be a controversial move, some fans would hate it.
However, there’s no denying he’s one of the most talented forwards around. If the opportunity presents itself then the Reds shouldn’t think twice.