Liverpool ready to launch shock move for Raheem Sterling to replace one player
Liverpool are ready to bring Manchester City star Raheem Sterling back to Anfield this summer. The England international left Liverpool for City in 2015. Sterling has won two Premier League titles under Pep Guardiola at the Etihad, however, the winger’s future remains uncertain.
City are locked in talks over a new contract for Sterling but negotiations are not going smoothly.
And according to French newspaper L’Equipe, Sterling could end up back at Liverpool this summer.
They say the Reds are eyeing their former winger as a replacement for Sadio Mane.
L’Equipe say Liverpool fear losing Mane to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
It’s also claimed Sterling isn’t against returning to Anfield.
City are facing a two-season ban for the Champions League which could also help Liverpool re-sign Sterling this summer.
A lot has been made of Liverpool’s transfer plans, with Anfield hero John Aldridge urging Jurgen Klopp to sign Timo Werner and one other player this summer.
He said: “I think Liverpool fans can look forward to one or two big names in the transfer window this summer.
“Jurgen Klopp, like he always has done, has to look for players who are as good or better than he has. No squad padding this summer.
“Up front is probably the big area. At the moment, behind that three of Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, there is only Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino who are playing regularly.
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“Liverpool will need another but that one player has to be absolute top drawer. For me, there is only one who fits the bill perfectly.
“That player is Timo Werner. All day long for me.
“Whenever I have seen him, he looks like the one for the Reds.
“For the prices you hear quoted for players, the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho, in this climate, Werner seems the ideal option.
“Where else is Klopp going to strengthen? He has Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in the attacking midfield area, so the squad is very settled at the minute.
“I would suggest another left-back that can push Andy Robertson and a top centre-forward.
“Will he go out and get a world-class attacker? We will wait and see but Liverpool have designs to win the lot now.”
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