Manchester City star Raheem Sterling could return to Liverpool one day even though his departure left a bitter taste in the Reds’ mouths, reports in England say
Liverpool and Sterling parted company in 2015 under disturbing circumstances, with the English winger joining fierce Premier League rivals Manchester City in a £49million deal.
Ever since he left the club, the 25-year-old has received nothing but whistles and insults from the Reds fans whenever he returned to Anfield with City.
He has nonetheless turned into one of the most prolific forwards in Europe’s top-five leagues under Pep Guardiola, reaching a 20-goal milestone in three consecutive seasons now.
Although Sterling has established himself as an indispensable first-team player under the Spaniard, his future at the Etihad is hanging by a thread, particularly in light of City’s two-year ban from European football.
Liverpool fans, who would you rather have back ?— VBET News (@VBETnews) March 31, 2020
❤ Coutinho pic.twitter.com/zJCDARuUoi
If the Citizens’ appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport fails, they may face a possible exodus ahead of the new season, with several of their key players already targeted by major European clubs.
Sterling is most certainly one of them – Real Madrid and Barcelona have both expressed their interest in the pacey winger, but according to shock claims from England, a return to Liverpool is also on the cards.
As per the Daily Mirror, a widely unexpected reunification should not be discarded as of yet, with one of Sterling’s representatives quoted as saying: “Even if Raheem is attached to Manchester City, he hasn’t forgotten Liverpool, because that’s where he became who he is as a man and as a player.
Raheem Sterling:— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) March 24, 2020
“Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you I love Liverpool. Don’t get it twisted, they are always in my heart. It’s a team that done a lot for me growing up so…”
Imagine if he went back to LFC! Their front three would be Salah – Firmino – Mane pic.twitter.com/2OJ75VgOtx
“Of course, there was controversy surrounding his exit, but since then, the time has run its course, and everything is possible.”
Jurgen Klopp is resolute in his desire to reinforce the attacking line in the upcoming transfer campaign and has already opened the door for one of Liverpool’s ex-fan favorite, Philippe Coutinho, to return to the club.
The Brazilian has endured hard times since leaving the Reds for Barcelona in January 2018 and is destined to find a new club once his season-long loan at Bayern Munich is up in the summer.
Football often doesn’t follow the script, and the reigning Champions League winners could reunite with two of their former stars in the same transfer window despite the odds.