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While there has been no official word on whether Liverpool have sold star midfielder Raheem Sterling, former Reds manager Roy Evans believes Sterling may have been sold under everyone’s noses.
According to the Metro, Evans claimed that Liverpool’s heavy spending this summer – which has already included the acquisitions of James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Adam Bogdan and Danny Ings – is an indication that the club is already spending money in preparation of a deal in place for Sterling.
“If you look at the transfer market and the way it has been with the amount of players Liverpool have bought, (Raheem Sterling’s sale) must be in the equation,” the former four-year manager of the Reds said. “I don’t think they would be spending the amount of money they have if they didn’t think Raheem Sterling was a done deal to somewhere.”
One of the most versatile and talented players on the Liverpool roster, Sterling has shown a penchant for playing winger, attacking midfielder and even striker with great success, recording 16 league goals and 21 total goals in the last two seasons. And at just 20 years old, Sterling has only scratched the surface of his abilities. As a result, multiple clubs have inquired about Sterling, with Manchester City suspected of being the biggest bidder in the race for his transfer.
Quotes on Sterling’s sale have ranged in the tens of millions, and if Evans is right about Liverpool’s spending practices being indication, it may have been a lot more.