Liverpool has posed a fresh question about Raheem Sterling’s transfer after a “big stumbling block” been removed.
The thought of Raheem Sterling returning to Anfield appears to be a larger U-turn for Liverpool than John Henry’s dramatic apologetic video over the projected European Super League.
Idol Sterling, who joined the Reds as a 15-year-old from Queens Park Rangers in 2010, left Anfield in tumultuous circumstances in 2015, when he declined to travel on a pre-season tour of the Far East after turning down what manager Brendan Rodgers termed as a “amazing” new deal.
According to what he characterizes as a “well-placed source,” sports finance journalist Alex Miller now thinks that Sterling’s return to Liverpool is more likely after he quit his agent.
He goes on to say that though a “big roadblock” has been eliminated, Liverpool still needs the proper price and Jurgen Klopp to be convinced of the player’s commitment.
To say the least, those latter two points appear understated. While it may seem far-fetched at this moment to imagine Sterling wearing a red shirt with a Liver Bird on his chest at any point in the near future, it is not out of the realms of possibilities.
Perhaps the athlete, like the rest of us, was suffering from cabin fever when he was locked up at the start of the first coronavirus-induced lockdown in March last year, but he confessed he’d contemplate a return to Liverpool.
Sterling was questioned explicitly if he would ever contemplate returning to Liverpool in a question and answer session on his agency’s Instagram account, Colossal Sports Management.
“Would I ever go back to Liverpool?” he asked. To tell you the truth, I adore Liverpool.
“Don’t get me wrong: they’re always on my mind. It’s a group that has done a lot for me as I’ve grown up, so…”
The 26-year-old is yet to sign a contract extension to the deal he signed in November 2018, and his current term at the Etihad expires in 2023.
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