Former Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli has weighed in on the latest drama surrounding his former club.
Liverpool striker Raheem Sterling, who is only 20 years old, has expressed his desire to leave the club. Comolli has suggested that Liverpool sell the young striker.
“If he refuses to extend his contract and they don’t sell him this summer, there is a major risk he will leave on a free transfer,” Comolli said to ESPN FC.
Sterling’s contract with Liverpool is not set to expire until 2017, but his intentions to leave have been made clear.
Comolli is suggesting that Liverpool sells Sterling right now so that they could get a reasonably high price in return since he offers plenty of upside as a future star.
Liverpool’s other option would be to let Sterling walk as a free agent, and they would get little to no value in return.
Sterling seems to have already worn out his welcome in Liverpool, as he was booed by the fans while he accepted the Young Player of the Year award.
It remains to be seen whether Liverpool will heed Comolli’s advice as it’s inevitable that Sterling will be gone.