Liverpool are about to receive a £49 million windfall from Manchester City, and rid themselves of a major headache in the process.
The big question remains, how will the club look to replace him? Star signings like Alexandre Lacazette and Marco Reus will be wished for by fans, but what if it is an international colleague of Sterling, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur?
Step forward Andros Townsend
James Milner, Danny Ings, and Nathaniel Clyne are far from flashy signings, with Brendan Rodgers largely opting for Premier League experience this summer in the transfer market.
Roberto Firmino is the exception, but his addition only makes it more likely Rodgers has made his overseas gamble, and will continue to add know-how around him.
Liverpool have £49 million potentially to spend, and a large portion of this could be going towards Aston Villa's Christian Benteke, with SkyBet reporting even last week that he was odds on for a Liverpool move.
He has a £32 million release clause in his contract, leaving £15 million to spend: The exact money Tottenham are demanding for Andros Townsend, reported by The Mirror last week.
This is purely a bold prediction, an opinion, but Townsend would be a very 'Rodgers signing', for the club to make.
That does not necessarily make him an ideal signing, but Townsend would be a talented squad player who could step right in and would have a point to prove, and perhaps just like James Milner, surprise his detractors.