Ex-Gunner: Brendan Rodgers is the perfect manager for Raheem Sterling

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Former Arsenal player Adrian Clarke has suggested there is no one better for the development of Raheem Sterling than Brendan Rodgers.

Former Arsenal midfielder Adrian Clarke has suggested on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that there is no one better for Raheem Sterling than current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

The BBC is among the sources to have reported the news that Sterling has apparently told Liverpool he won’t be signing a new deal with them, but Clarke has suggested it would be a bad move for him.

“I just feel that Brendan Rodgers is the perfect manager for him – He’s done well with the club’s younger players and has really developed him,” he said.

Rodgers can only stress the benefits of the playing staying where he is; the fact he’ll play, the fact he’ll earn good money and the fact that he knows he’s going to develop in all key areas effectively.

A side could come in and pay anywhere between £20-30 million but it’s an unknown for Sterling because he doesn’t have a guarantee that he’s going to start games and be given the platform develop at another club.

He could definitely earn more money at other clubs, but if that’s his main motivation for pushing for a move away from the Reds, the club are better off consolidating their efforts on looking after other players.

Rodgers and Liverpool haven’t had a great season, but the Liverpool man knows how to develop younger players and has partly helped to turn Sterling into the player he has become.

He’ll have ideas over the next stage of the player’s development, but it’s down to the player to realise he’s better off where he is and if he moves on to struggle at his next club, Liverpool will definitely move on and they won’t look back.

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