Carragher, Lineker and more: Twitter reacts to £49m bid for Liverpool star

Jamie Carragher and Gary Lineker take to Twitter after reports of Man City's £49m bid for Raheem Sterling emerge

Jamie Carragher has bemoaned Liverpool’s inability to land top signings after the Reds agreed a £49m fee to sell Raheem Sterling to Manchester City.

The England international has been hankering for a move away from Anfield for most of the summer transfer window after his agent confirmed the forward would not be signing a new deal with the Reds.

News of City’s £49m bid inevitably prompted a flurry of Twitter activity, and here is a selection of our favourite tweets from the professionals, past and present, to the latest transfer development.

Former Liverpool centre-half Carragher (@Carra23) sums up the thoughts of most Reds supporters: “I wish Lfc bought players as well as they sold them!!”

Another Reds legend Terry McDermott (‏@TerryMac777) is very happy with the bit of business: “So effectively its £49m plus James Milner for Sterling from Manchester City….fantastic business for us #lfc”

Retired England striker Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) is letting his followers read between the Twitter lines: “49 million pounds Sterling!”

Former Chelsea midfielder Jody Morris ‏(@morriskid) has a rather different viewpoint to most on Twitter: “Man city get a young talent who should only improve (if given game time)..Liverpool got good money..and Sterling gone to a better team!! And no matter who thinks he is or isn’t worth it..the only thing that matters is that City thinks he is!!”

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) has a rather cynical approach to modern-day football: “Anyone talking about ‘loyalty’ in football needs a reality check….clubs & players lack loyalty these days…its a business now 100%.”

Finally, Troy Townsend ‏(@Towno10) seems to think United are the real winners this weekend: “Schneiderlin and Schweinsteiger could do more for United than Sterling for City. Whatever way round Manchester is alive.”

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