Rio Ferdinand urges Liverpool to sign No.7 English forward

Rio Ferdinand has urged the Merseyside giants to consider re-signing Raheem Sterling from PL champions Man City. England international, after making the switch to the Reds’ youth setup from QPR, rose to prominence at Liverpool.

Sterling went on to play over 120 games for Liverpool, in which he scored 23 goals and set up 25 more. However, Raheem ended up securing a big-money move to Man City in the summer of 2015, with his transfer leaving behind a bad taste among the Reds faithful.

Since signing for Man City, the 26-year-old winger has scaled great heights, becoming an integral part of an all-conquering, dominant club under the Spanish manager. To date, the English forward has racked up a highly impressive tally of 115 goals and 87 assists in nearly 300 matches for the Citizens.

However, Raheem’s position in the squad has been diminishing of late. Indeed, Sterling seemed to have lost some prominence towards the backend of the last campaign. It was, however, believed that Sterling would be back at the top at Man City after an excellent Euro 2020 competition.

But that has not been the case as the ex-Reds winger finds himself behind new signing Jack Grealish in the pecking order. Indeed, of Man City’s six matches across all tournaments this term, Raheem has started only two. Despite his recent drop in stature, Raheem stays a top footballer and has been linked with a winter switch to Barcelona.