Robbie Fowler says Raheem Sterling can remain at Liverpool

Raheem Sterling

Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling is reportedly on the radar of Premier League rivals Manchester City.

Liverpool are playing hardball with Manchester City for the signature of Raheem Sterling, but Robbie Fowler has told The Manchester Evening News that the forward can remain at Anfield.

Manchester City have had two bids rejected for Sterling with Liverpool disagreeing with the valuation offered, as per BBC.

City manager Manuel Pellegrini is looking to bolster his attacking options with Sterling this summer, although the Citizens need to meet Liverpool's £50 million asking price.

The Etihad side need to improve drastically if they're going to go a step forward in the Champions League while challenging Chelsea for the Premier League title.

Former Liverpool and City striker Robbie Fowler is aware that Sterling has upset fans of the Merseyside club, but he is of the belief that he could still remain at Anfield.

“I still think there is time to back away from this," Fowler told The Manchester Evening News. “These things seem to get a momentum and you think you have no options, but if he were to take a step back and find a way of staying at Liverpool, I think the fans would embrace that.”

Footballers often come out seeking transfers but it's not always a genuine approach. It could also be tactic to earn a bigger contract but this saga does appear evident that Sterling wants out.

Can Sterling make a u-turn?

Wayne Rooney attempted to force a move from Old Trafford twice but still managed to become club captain last summer.

The England international was open to the idea of joining Chelsea, as per the Express, and City, as per Daily Mail, but his name continues to be chanted by the Manchester United faithful.

Sterling finds himself in a similar situation and needs to consider his future by playing time. He has a better chance playing regularly for Liverpool than he does City. 

However, if Liverpool do receive a bid worth £50 million, then you really cannot blame the club for accepting it.

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