Rick Parry unsure over impact of Sterling cash for Liverpool

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Former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry has explained that he doesn't know how his old club will use the cash generated by selling Raheem Sterling.

Former Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he doesn’t know how the club will look to use the cash generated by the sale of Raheem Sterling.

Sterling has been sold to Manchester City in a deal worth £49 million and Parry explained that he’s unsure as to whether the Reds have plans to spend some of the fee, suggesting that they may have even already done so.

“I’m not sure, obviously they have done a fair bit of business – I suspect there’s a bit more to come, but it’s always that balance – I’m sure some of it (the Sterling cash) has been invested already but I suspect there’s a little bit more to come,” he told talkSPORT.

Liverpool in a strong position

Regardless of whether Liverpool have already accounted for some of the Sterling cash or are yet to spend it, they are in a very good position as things stand.

Brendan Rodgers has gone hard and heavy early on in the transfer window and deserves some credit for already improving the squad options he’s got ahead of the new season.

The Sterling saga is one that had been rolling for an extended period of time so it’s not impossible that Liverpool knew that they were in for a very big fee some weeks ago, which allowed Rodgers to go after a number of deals.

Where do Liverpool still need players?

Rodgers has already improved his central midfield, striker and full-back options, but it’s not naïve to suggest that another forward could come in before the end of the transfer deadline.

Another centre back may also be a good addition to the squad, although that player may just be a back up to the likes of Martin Skrtel, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren.

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