Even though Liverpool wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have contributed 12 out of the 22 Premier League goals the Merseyside club have scored so far this season, it seems as though the Reds have their eye on signing another attacking wide player to add to their squad, one that would be very familiar to the fans.
According to Germany-based journalist Christian Falk (via Sport Witness) Liverpool are one of the club’s interested in signing Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling next summer.
That’s if he ends up leaving the Citizens after recently saying he would be open to a move away at some point.
Before he moved to City in 2015 from Liverpool for a reported fee of £49m, Sterling had made 129 senior appearances for the Reds in which he scored 23 goals and provided 25 assists in the process after making 22 appearances for their U18 side.
Since joining the Manchester club, Sterling, who is currently earning a weekly wage of £300k-per week according to Spotrac, has gone on to make 304 appearances for City across all competitions, racking up a total of 115 strikes and 89 assists, winning a whole host of trophies along the way, including the Premier League title.
Despite being labelled as an “outstanding” player by former Reds defender Jamie Carragher, we feel that quite a number of Liverpool fans would be unhappy to see Sterling make a return to Anfield.
After he departed Merseyside, a host of supporters refused to take things lightly, brandishing the attacker a snake. That was despite claiming he’d left the club to develop, which he seems to have done given the goals and assists he’s totalled as well as the major honours.
Fortunately for Liverpool fans, Sterling has admitted he would open to a move abroad if he were to leave the Etihad next summer. Thus, there is a sense that a return to Liverpool probably won’t happen, especially with City likely to be unwilling to give away one of their best-attacking talents to a Premier League rival.
Moving forward, we think Liverpool should stick with Mane and Salah for the foreseeable future and not bring Sterling back to the club.