Liverpool reporter for the Liverpool Echo, Paul Gorst, has described recent links between the Reds and a dramatic swoop for Raheem Sterling as a ‘non-starter.’
The winger scored 10 goals last season for Manchester City as they took the Premier League title back from Liverpool and both sides will be itching to go head-to-head again next season for the domestic crown.
Sterling, though, has been linked with a dramatic return to the club he left in such controversial circumstances in 2015, with claims circulating that it could be the case earlier this week.
Quoted by the Liverpool Echo, though, Gorst suggested that it is highly unlikely such a transfer will ever happen:
“The manner of Sterling’s exit still leaves a sour taste six years on. I don’t think him reportedly leaving his agent will have any impact on whether Liverpool are in for the Man City winger this summer, for what it’s worth. If they felt he was a player that was available and they wanted him, a frosty relationship with Aidy Ward wouldn’t halt that too much, I’m sure. A non-starter for me.”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Sterling is a good player but you cannot see him ever returning to Anfield given what has happened in the years since his exit.
He’s gotten a pretty hard ride whenever he’s returned as a City player to L4 and it would be difficult for a lot of supporters to really let that go if he ever came back to wear our famous red jersey.
Perhaps he will leave City this summer, but it’s hard to see the red half of Merseyside being his next destination.
Reds fan and writer for Anfield Watch, currently based in the south and still not over Xabi Alonso’s exit. Also a match-going reporter in the EFL.