Liverpool have ‘top Raheem Sterling replacement’ already lined up, insists Reds legend

first_img1 Liverpool hero John Aldridge insists Raheem Sterling’s impending big money switch to Manchester City is a “win-win” for the club – as they have a better replacement in Jordon Ibe.The Reds have rejected two bids from their Premier League rivals for the England international, the most recent reported to be around £40million, as they look to offload the wantaway 20-year-old for around the £50m mark.But, with players set to return to pre-season training next week, former striker Aldridge believes the youngster – who has turned down a £100,000-a-week contract offer – should be sold sooner rather than later.“Brendan Rodgers should let Raheem Sterling leave for Manchester City now,” he wrote on sports social network Kicca.“The sooner he leaves the better for all involved. All this transfer talk is making a mockery of Liverpool Football Club.“Raheem is obviously a hugely talented player but Liverpool have a top replacement in Jordon Ibe.“I think he’s got as much, if not more, potential than Raheem and will go on to be a better player.“Sterling is obviously too young to think for himself so his agent [Aidy Ward] has been doing his thinking for him.“For the sake of Liverpool Football Club they should take the millions on offer and then everybody will be better off.“Raheem will be a bit richer and Liverpool will be rid of a player who doesn’t want to play for the club. It’s a win-win.“Manchester City are a big club and Raheem will get paid well and play Champions League football so he will be happy.” Liverpool duo Jordon Ibe and Raheem Sterling last_img read more