Rodney Marsh suggests Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is not worth £50 million

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea and Arsenal.

Former Queens Park Rangers and Manchester City forward Rodney Marsh has suggested on social networking site Twitter that Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is not worth £50 million.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool rate the England international at £50m, but Marsh does not believe that he is worth that much.

Marsh’s argument seems to be that Sterling is not worth £50 as he does not score too many goals, pointing out the number of times Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane has found the target in the Premier League so far this season.

While Sterling does not score many goals - a fact that Manchester United legend Paul Scholes also pointed out in The Independent on Thursday (click here to read more) - it is a bit simplistic to suggest that goals are everything when it comes to the valuation of a player.

The Liverpool winger has been playing regularly for almost two years and is certainly one of the best young players in the Premier League.

Sterling’s main job in the current Liverpool set-up is to create chances, and he does that brilliantly.

Last season, the youngster created 51 chances in 33 Premier League appearances, and so far this campaign, he has created 62 goalscoring opportunities for his teammates in 28 league matches.

According to The Daily Mail, Chelsea are interested in the services of Sterling, while earlier this week, The Mirror reported of Arsenal’s inclination to sign him at the end of the season.

One suspects that neither Chelsea nor Arsenal are particularly concerned that Sterling does not score too many goals.

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