Raheem Sterling’s agent Aidy Ward commented that his client would have been a great fit in Jurgen Klopp’s team.
He said: “The new Liverpool manager probably would have been a great fit for Raheem — passionate, disciplined in the right way, new ideas, not afraid of trying new things. He’ll do great at Liverpool.
“Would Raheem under Klopp have been a good scenario? Yes, 100 percent, definitely, mainly because of the person Klopp is — the passion, the drive, the emotion, wanting to achieve.
“Raheem has all of this, but you won’t always see it outwardly. Working with Klopp — that could have been great. He’s going to get the best out of those players. It could have been a dream come true.”
He also blamed the former Liverpool Brendan Rodgers for being the main reason behind Sterling’s exit from the Anfield club.
“I have no issue with anyone but [Brendan] Rodgers,” he said. “He had a massive job with massive funds. How did he do? Good coach, but as a manager I didn’t like certain things about how he dealt with Raheem.
“Fifty percent of the players would probably tell you Brendan is not a good manager, but he is a good coach.
“Raheem could’ve stayed, he should be at Liverpool. I think for me it was like he was being told to be a good boy and sign a contract. In December, I spoke to Liverpool and said we’ll sign a contract if there is a buyout clause — those clauses are now common practice. They said no to that.
“Then there was an underhandedness, there were sly remarks. In press conferences, Brendan told everyone Raheem would sign — why do that? I knew, Brendan knew and Liverpool knew there was an issue. Right now he probably should be a Liverpool player, but he’s not and he’s in a great place at City.