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Rumour Mongering: Raheem Sterling to Quit City for Liverpool Return

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It’s not gonna happen.

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A week ago, Manchester City star and ex-Red Raheem Sterling took to social media to say he had fond memories of his time at Liverpool while warning people not to “get it twisted” and make more of his statement than what it was.

Predictably, pretty much everybody immediately went and got it twisted. And now, a week on and with actual football still not even a blip on the horizon, we’ve got a new twist in the transfer tale that never was and shouldn’t have been.

That’s because L’Equipe are claiming the Reds are preparing to turn Sterling’s not-quite-come-get-me plea into an honest to Fowler potential move for the winger whenever the season restarts and ends and the transfer window snaps open.

Further, that move for Sterling is said to be being lined up by the club as a backup plan for if Sadio Mané ends up heading to Real Madrid, which is another tall transfer tale that we remain highly skeptical has any basis in reality.

If anything, if we’re going to throw Sterling and Real Madrid’s names out there, we’d put money on the now 25-year-old Englishman being more likely than Mané to head to sunny Spain once coronavirus is a little less pandemic-y.

Still, with no actual football on offer we were probably always going to get more of this ridiculous Sterling to Liverpool talk after last week. And we’re likely to get more of it again in the coming days and weeks and months. So it goes.