Pundit tips Liverpool to re-sign Man City winger despite player being ‘a little bit scared’

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Former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling gets shouted at by supporters

Trevor Sinclair reckons Liverpool supporters “would have” Raheem Sterling back this summer if they attempted to sign him from Manchester City.

A recent report in Spanish publication AS insisted that the England international ‘considers his time at Manchester City to be over’ after winning the Premier League title for a fourth time this season.

There has been speculation that Sterling – who has one year left on his contract at City – is worried about his playing time next season with Erling Haaland arriving and Jack Grealish expected to feature more prominently.

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AS claimed that Chelsea, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have all been offered Sterling this summer but former Premier League player Sinclair reckons a move back to Liverpool could work.

Sinclair told talkSPORT: “I think they’d have him. I think Liverpool fans would have him back because they’ve seen what he’s won at Manchester City and the way that he’s conducted himself.

“Obviously it was not the greatest way to leave the football club and there was a lot of animosity between the club, the fans and Raheem.

“But whether Raheem goes back there? He might be a little bit scared by the way he was treated when he left. But I think Liverpool would have him.”

Sinclair added: “I can’t see him going to a domestic rival now. Are Chelsea, are Tottenham domestic rivals? Yeah they are.

“Chelsea will always be because of the finances and the model there. Tottenham I think with the manager in place are going to be a rival.

“He’ll have to go to a Champions League rival, which is Bayern Munich, Real Madrid. All the top teams will be interested in him.”

When asked if Sterling could leave Man City soon, Sinclair continued: “I don’t want to see it. I don’t think he’s valued enough off Pep if I’m being honest. He’s got something that you can’t coach – he’s got ridiculous pace.

“I think he’s proved time and time again that his character is sound. He’s a family man, he’s a role model and for me he’s a world class player.

“But for whatever reason Pep doesn’t hold him in that high regard, where potentially he’ll let him go.

“He does miss chances, all top players miss chances, but he just gets back on the horse and goes again.”