Rick Parry suggests Liverpool 'hold the aces' over Raheem Sterling's future

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Former Liverpool chief executive Ricky Parry has suggested the club are in total control over Raheem Sterling's future.

Former Liverpool official Rick Parry told talkSPORT he feels the Anfield club are holding some aces over the future of Raheem Sterling.

The Guardian has reported that the young attacker is considering pushing for a move to Manchester United, but Parry has suggested that his old club are in complete control at the moment over how things pan out.

“Who knows? I’m not really sure what position the club will take, but Liverpool are holding a few aces – He’s done it once when they got him from QPR and it’s going to happen again, in some ways what do people expect?,” he said.

Liverpool are in a difficult position and they have two options with regards to how the future of the player will pan out.

They can sell him to the highest bidder, which would create extra funds for Brendan Rodgers to use to improve his team in several areas.

That approach includes Manchester United, who are a Premier League team with vast resources despite the differences between the two clubs and the rivalry they share.

The other option for Liverpool is to allow the players deal to run down and expire.

According to transfermarkt, he’s contracted to Liverpool for another two seasons with his contract expiring in 2017.

Keeping him doesn’t mean that Rodgers has to use an unhappy player in his team and the boss could easily leave him out of the team altogether to ensure there is no negative impact in terms of morale.

However, the longer the club keeps him, the more his value decreases and Liverpool need to do what’s going to help them move on and move forward.

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