Former Gunner Ray Parlour feels Liverpool have had a good week following one very high profile transfer.
Former Arsenal favourite Ray Parlour told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he feels there’s only one way to look at Liverpool agreeing a deal with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling.
The BBC was among the sources to recently confirm that an agreement had been reached between both clubs, with Parlour suggesting that Liverpool have definitely got the better end of the deal.
“I think Liverpool have had a result out of it because £49 million is a lot of money for a 20-year-old who has great potential, there’s no doubting that’ but he’s not the finished article – Will he play enough football? That’s what everyone will be looking at now,” he told talkSPORT.
Good business by Liverpool
Regardless of the fact Liverpool have lost a very talented player, they have done a very good deal by sticking to their guns and holding out for their top price.
They won’t be bothered about whether Sterling plays well in a Manchester City shirt, the situation has become untenable and it’s important they now move on.
What it shows is that Liverpool aren’t a club who are prepared to be messed around in terms of any club looking to buy one of their best players.
An opportunity for Brendan Rodgers
The influx of cash provides Brendan Rodgers with a chance to improve one or two positions in his first team.
He can target a direct replacement for Sterling or he can look to improve other areas of the team and there is plenty of time left in the transfer window for him to do some good business.
What Liverpool need to try and avoid is another club holding them to ransom over a player they’re looking to buy in the same way they have just done with Manchester City.