Roy Evans: Liverpool signings prove Rahem Sterling will leave
Former Liverpool boss Roy Evans expects Man City target Raheem Sterling to leave Anfield this summer
Roy Evans believes Liverpool’s early summer transfer activity indicates that Raheem Sterling will leave Anfield this summer.
The Reds snapped up Brazil international Roberto Firmino in a £29m deal from Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim last week as the 23-year-old became their fifth signing since the end of the 2014/15 season.
Sterling, meanwhile, has been heavily linked with a £50m switch to Manchester City after the England international’s agent insisted that the forward won’t signing a new deal at the Merseyside club.
And former Liverpool manager Evans, who managed the five-time European champions between 1994 and 1998, is tipping 20-year-old Sterling to leave before the end of the summer transfer window.
Evans told talkSPORT: “I don’t think they would be spending the amount of money they have if they didn’t feel Raheem Sterling was already a done deal to somewhere.
“If you look at the transfer market and the way it has been with the amount of players Liverpool have bought, I think that it must be in the equation.
“I like the idea that they’re trying to do business early rather than wait until the end of the transfer window.”
Sterling, who has also been linked with Chelsea, scored seven goals and made seven assists in 35 Premier League appearances this season.
The England forward moved to Liverpool from Queens Park Rangers in 2010 under the management of Rafael Benitez.