Liverpool legend Phil Thompson reacts to Sterling sale, offers advice for Manchester City

Phil Thompson has advice for Manchester City after their agreement to sign Raheem Sterling from Liverpool.

Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson believes the transfer of Raheem Sterling is a positive move for both his old side and Manchester City.

The BBC reported the clubs have agreed a £49 million over England international, subject to personal terms and a medical.

Thompson, who was also formerly an assistant coach at Liverpool, took to Twitter last night to express his view that the deal was mutually beneficial, but called on Manchester City to pressure Sterling to make yet another career move.

Sterling's agent Aidy Ward became public enemy number one on Merseyside, after becoming vocal in expressing his client's desire to leave Liverpool.

His working relationship with the Reds broke down, as Sterling's position at the club grew more and more untenable.

Thompson is clearly insinuating that Ward was a negative influence on Sterling's career, yet the England international winger is likely to see it the opposite way.

Sterling has not been coerced into a move he did not want, it was purely that Ward as his representative was his mouthpiece.

Ward has helped him achieve the transfer away from Liverpool he craved, and for this reason it's unlikely that he will respond by ditching him as Thompson suggests. 

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