Rio Ferdinand says Liverpool should buy Raheem Sterling
Rio Ferdinand has told his Five Podcast he will sign Raheem Sterling tomorrow if he is at Liverpool amid doubts over the Manchester City star’s future.
Sterling has been criticized as the 26-year-old has only scored once for Pep Guardiola’s men in all competitions this season.
In fact, he has only made two Premier League starts. Meanwhile, he also started the stunning 6-3 Champions League victory over RB Leipzig on the bench.
The Telegraph recently reported that questions were being asked about his future with the Cityzens. He is out of contract in 2023 and has yet to sign a new deal with Pep Guardiola’s side.
Ferdinand was discussing Sterling’s situation on his podcast. And when told he wasn’t going to move on to another Premier League heavyweight, the retired defender suggested his former club come and call him.
“There must be clubs sitting there, ‘Dude, let me see how this situation plays out because I’ll be taking Sterling all day,’” he told his Five Podcast.
“If I am Liverpool, I would buy Sterling tomorrow.”
Liverpool return for Raheem Sterling surely out of the question
Of course, it seems foolish to rule out the possibility of a transfer these days. But surely, surely, there’s no way the Reds will make a move to re-sign Sterling.
Obviously, a lot of time has passed since he left. But there seemed to be a lot of disappointment with the way he left Merseyside in 2015.
He submitted a transfer request at one point. And he was criticized by Steven Gerrard after refusing to go on a preseason tour with the Reds as City pursued his signing.
In the end, he sealed a move of £ 49million.
Liverpool tend to restrict how often they part ways with large sums to sign players. And considering how some fans will think of the forward, it’s hard to see the club wanting to spend a lot to bring Sterling back.