Sterling has yet to sign an extension of the deal he signed with Manchester City in November 2018 and his current Etihad contract expires in 2023, ensuring that unless he puts pen to paper with its current employers, its market value will only decline over the next two years.
The Manchester Evening News claims that Sterling, who, like Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson, received an MBE in honor of the Queen’s birthday, “should settle his future at Manchester City” once his duties with the Three Lions this summer will be over.
They say he fully expects to be a City player next season despite ties to Barcelona and Arsenal and add that as a sign that he has in mind to commit his future at the club, Sterling is preparing to announce a new community initiative in Manchester. to reflect the work he did with children in the inner city of Brent, London, where he grew up.
Their play arrives five days later sports finance reporter Alex Miller has proclaimed that Sterling’s chances of returning to Liverpool are more likely after dropping his agent, according to what he describes as a ‘well-placed source’.
He added that a ‘major hurdle’ has been lifted but Liverpool would still need the price to be fair and Jurgen Klopp to be convinced by the player’s commitment.
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Sterling, who joined the Reds at the age of 15 from Queens Park Rangers in 2010, left Anfield in acrimonious circumstances in 2015 after refusing what manager Brendan Rodgers described as an “incredible” new deal, he said. refused to travel. a preseason tour of the Far East before his big money transfer was forced.
However, he has flown with the prospect of Liverpool returning to the past.
Participating in a question-and-answer session on his agency’s Instagram account, Colossal Sports Management, in March of last year, Sterling was asked directly if he would ever consider a Reds return.
He said: “Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you, I love Liverpool.
“Don’t get me wrong, they are always in my heart. It’s a team that has done a lot for me growing up so… ”
However, it looks like Sterling has some bridges to rebuild on Merseyside.
Following his comments in 2020 on a potential comeback, more than 10,000 ECHO readers took part in an online poll asking if they would bring the player back to the Reds, but more than 70% of attendees said no.