Both Man City and boss Pep Guardiola owe a great deal to Raheem Sterling despite the England international no longer being viewed as a key man in the squad.
Since his move from Liverpool, the 26-year-old has had a brilliant statistical return on the blue half of Manchester, scoring 115-goals and adding a further 89-assists in just 304-appearances across all competitions. His contributions have pushed City to three Premier League titles as well as other major honours.
But the team has changed, their style tweaked subtly. Pep Guardiola mastered pandemic football with an approach focused on the extra pass and methodical build-up.
Throw in the fact that Sterling’s confidence in front of goal appears to be at rock bottom – his substitute cameo against Brugge became challenging to watch, quite frankly – and there’s every chance we’re amid a conscious disengagement.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) October 22, 2021
According to Sport Witness, the Merseysiders are interested in hiring the services of the England international, who rose to fame at Anfield before moving to the Sky Blues.
That’s if the 71-capped international ends up leaving the Citizens after recently saying he would be open to a move away at some point. Man City are reportedly willing to sell Raheem Sterling if a bid above £65 million is tabled.
At 26 years of age, Sterling undeniably still has plenty to give, and Jürgen Klopp would arguably be the best-suited manager to help him reach his potential, the way he already has done for both Salah and Mane.