It was only on Thursday, June 4 that reports about Liverpool buying James Milner for free – subject to medical from Manchester City surfaced the news. City tried their best to keep their player, but to no avail – much to the Red’s delight. And now the tables might be turning around for Liverpool as 20-year-old Raheem Sterling has reportedly shown interest in working with Louis Van Gaal.
According to a report in The Guardian, the last transfer between Liverpool and Manchester United took place in 1964 with Phil Chisnall. However, the last player that went from the Anfield to Old Trafford was Allenby Chilton in 1938 – 77 years ago.
The fact proves the depth of the stern rivalry between the two English clubs – most successful and popular.
According to the same Guardian report, Van Gaal is a fan of Sterling’s speed and firm counter attack attitude. He knows the young player can play in any position, and the Dutch is keen on receiving Sterling’s services for his club.
However, the same report has said that Sterling has rejected Liverpool’s offer of 100, 000 Euros a week saying that he craves to play in a club that will cater to his trophy-winning aspiration.
Sterling still has two more years of his contract with Liverpool.
According to a report by BBC, Liverpool player, 24-year-old Jordan Henderson wants his teammate to stay at the club. “His work ethic is amazing. He is improving all the time. I hope we can keep him at Liverpool for many years, he can blossom here and become a top player,” he said.
He added, “I could not fault him as a person or a player. He is a great lad and gives everything for the team.”
With Manchester City, and Real Madrid also in the queue to buy Sterling, Liverpool either has to decide of new ways to keep their A-list player with them or hitch an intelligent plan as to which club to choose to sell Sterling while getting nice cash in return.