“Manchester United and Liverpool should rescue Sterling from Man City ‘wilderness’” – Rio Ferdinand

By Obiajulu Chiagoziem

Former Manchester United player, Rio Ferdinand has appealed to Manchester United and Liverpool to come to the rescue of Raheem Sterling in Manchester City.

Sterling, who has helped Manchester City to secured three league trophies, has not enjoyed this present season due to lack of playing time.

Before the closure of the transfer window, Sterling was linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium during the close season, at a time when Pep Guardiola’s side were trying to bring in striker Harry Kane from Tottenham.

With Sterling’s current playing drought, Rio Ferdinand took it upon himself to solicit for help on his behalf. He said “Where is Raheem Sterling? He’s lost confidence because he’s been taken out of the team,” Ferdinand said on his FIVE YouTube channel.

“He was the go-to guy when they needed a goal, for so many years, and now all of a sudden he’s in the wilderness. I’m baffled by it, I just don’t understand. 

“With Pep, he gets things right more often than not, but with this one there must be clubs sitting there going, ‘Let’s see how this pans out because I would take Sterling all day!’

“If I’m Liverpool, I’d buy Sterling tomorrow… If I’m him, I wouldn’t go to Barcelona or Real Madrid right now, that’s why I said Liverpool. Man United will take him!”, Ferdinand concluded.

Sterling has a record of finishing top scorer in the Premier League two seasons ago with 20 goals in 33 games, while his 10 goals last season were beaten only by Ilkay Gundogan (13).

He is a very Major player and has contributed, also played a pivotal role for the club.