LIVERPOOL had been allegedly excited about a controversial transfer to deliver Raheem Sterling again to the membership earlier than he agreed to hitch Chelsea.
The England star, 27, is on the verge of finishing his £45 million switch from Manchester Metropolis to the Blues and turning into Thomas Tuchel’s first summer time recruit.
Actual Madrid, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain had been all excited about securing the ahead.
And the Mirror claims that Sterling’s previous membership Liverpool had been additionally within the hunt.
Reds supporters had been livid when the star left Anfield for Metropolis again in 2015 after he compelled by way of a £50m exit.
He has all the time endured a sizzling reception from the Kop since because the rivalry between the 2 golf equipment intensified over current years.
Sterling has not loved one of the best of luck towards his former employers, scoring simply three objectives towards them and being concerned in solely 5 victories in 18 outings towards them.
He joined Liverpool from QPR aged 14 and burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old as a part of the spectacular assault that included Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge.
In whole he scored 23 objectives and produced 25 assists in 129 matches for them earlier than switching to the Etihad.
Chatting with Sky Sports activities in 2020, he insists he was “dissatisfied” with how he left the Reds however was adamant that he had no regrets.
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He stated: “Generally you have to know what you need. Your profession is simply quick, you do not actually know what is going on to occur.
“At occasions, we make selections and they may not be the best ones. Generally, it seems for the higher.
“The one factor I’ll say is the way in which it went about was the factor I’m extra dissatisfied about. However apart from that, it has been thus far, so good.”
Sterling loved nice success at Metropolis and gained 4 Premier League titles, 5 League Cups and an FA Cup, scoring 131 objectives in 337 appearances.
However he has struggled for normal motion below Pep Guardiola over the previous 18 months and the arrivals of Julian Alvarez and Erling Haaland have prompted him to hunt a brand new problem at Chelsea.