Liverpool’s summer window was a brilliant one. After years of having little choice but to sell some of their most important players, the Reds instead managed to bring in some of Europe’s best. From Fabinho to Alisson, there is no doubting the progression that Jurgen Klopp has been able to oversee.
It certainly seems as though the club are entering a new era, and so there would be no greater statement of intent than having the ability to bring back players that were formerly at the club.
One former player that is facing an uncertain future at their current club is Raheem Sterling. He swapped Liverpool for Man City back in 2015, but he’s yet to agree fresh terms on his current contract in Manchester.
Pep Guardiola revealed after the game that he wants to keep Sterling (via Sky Sports) – but something is clearly preventing negotiations from moving at the desired pace, and so perhaps something untoward could be occurring behind the scenes.
Indeed, perhaps Sterling is, at the very least, open to the mere discussion of departing the club – and a move to Anfield would certainly be of benefit to Liverpool.
After all, they don’t come much better going forward than Sterling – who is rated at £81 million by Transfer Markt. Electric pace, agility and goalscoring are just some of the traits that he brings to the fold, and last season, he provided more of that quality than most. With a whopping 18 league goals, the attacking midfielder was amongst the best in his position last term.
He’s come on leaps and bounds from his time at Liverpool, with the Englishman bagging just 7 goals during his last campaign at Anfield.
He’s a very hard worker and offers boundless energy and enthusiasm going forward, and so he’d fit into the system that Klopp has crafted at the club. Able to play across the attack, there are a number of ways in which Sterling could bring something different to the team, but perhaps a role through the middle – a position that he hasn’t played much in at City – could serve him well. There, he’d be able to make use of his brilliant dribbling and passing to make the most of Liverpool’s offensive overtures.
A move to Anfield would be a huge shock, and it wouldn’t go down too well with most Liverpool fans, it’s fair to say. But in reality, he’d add some real quality to the team, and an attacking trio of Raheem Sterling, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah would be amongst Europe’s best.
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