KEY POINTS

  • Sterling is contracted with City until 2023
  • He had kickstarted his competitive career at Liverpool during 2011-12 season
  • He moved from Liverpool to City in the summer of 2015

Liverpool FC are reportedly interested in re-signing Raheem Sterling, who has won three Premier League titles with Manchester City. 

Securing Sterling from their arch-rivals is not going to be an easy task for Liverpool as the Manchester club has valued the Englishman at $93 million. It looks unlikely that the Reds would want to pay a fee as high as the said price for Sterling who will turn 27 next summer, according to Sports Witness

Sterling, who is contracted with Man City until 2023,  recently suggested that he would like to move away from Manchester City due to his lack of game time. Irked by his comments, boss Pep Guardiola, in an interview with a German publication BILD, said the Etihad club would sell Sterling if that was his wish. 

Sterling has also stated that since he has played in England all his professional career, he would fancy an opportunity to play abroad. 

"If there was the opportunity to go somewhere else [to play more regularly], I would be open to it at this moment in time. As I said, football is the most important thing to me – challenges that I have set myself from a young age and dreams as well, to play abroad. As an English player, all I know is the Premier League and I have always had something down [in me] that maybe one day I would love to play abroad to see how I would come up against that challenge,"  Sterling was quoted by talkSport, as saying in a recent interview.

It was previously reported that Barcelona were interested in landing Sterling despite their financial crisis. However, their plans could be questionable, considering Man City’s hefty asking price of $93 million. 

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Fulham Manchester City's Raheem Sterling celebrates his goal against Fulham Photo: POOL / Dave Thompson

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are also believed to be in the race to sign Sterling as there are still uncertainties regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future with the Parc des Princes' side, according to Teamtalk

Meanwhile, Jurgen Klopp is currently going strong with his solid front three -- Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino. By next year, Mane and Salah will be 30 and Firmino 31. 

It was earlier reported that Liverpool were in talks with Salah’s agent over the Egyptian King’s contract renewal. The goal-scoring machine has demanded a massive weekly wage of $550,000 that would make him Liverpool’s record earner. 

Sterling joined the Liverpool youth academy in 2010 and went on to commence his competitive career with the Reds during the 2011-12 season. After making three appearances in his maiden campaign with Liverpool, Sterling went on to play three full seasons with the Anfield side before making a big-money transfer to Man City in the summer of 2015. 

After being a core member for six straight seasons at City, Sterling has now fallen down Guardiola’s pecking order. Having made over 300 competitive appearances for the Premier League champions, Sterling has netted 115 goals and 90 assists. He has also won many trophies with the club, including two consecutive league titles between 2017 and 2019  and a third one last term.