Liverpool transfers: Madrid won’t sign Raheem Sterling, says coach
Paul Clement says Real Madrid won't be signing Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling won’t be joining Real Madrid in the near future, according to the club’s first-team coach Paul Clement.
The Liverpool forward had been touted as a potential Madrid target amid ongoing uncertainty surrounding the England international’s future at Anfield.
Sterling has been one of the driving forces behind Liverpool’s season in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, scoring four goals in 21 Premier League games.
But Carlo Ancelotti’s coach Clement, who previously worked under the Italian at Chelsea, insisted Sterling won’t be completing a switch to The Bernabeu.
“Real Madrid are always going to be linked with some of the best players and also some of the best emerging young talents,” Clement told the Express.
“My understanding at the moment is that the club and manager’s very happy with squad of players – we haven’t got a big squad.
“But it is a squad packed with quality and there are no current plans for ins and outs.”
The 20-year-old winger, who was part of Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad last summer, has scored seven goals and has made six assists in all competitions.
Sterling has blossomed under Rodgers’ guidance following the Northern Irishman’s appointment as Kenny Dalglish successor at Anfield in 2012.
Liverpool face top-four chasing West Ham United at Anfield on Saturday.