With reports surfacing that Raheem Sterling will not sign a new deal for any sort of money because he wants to win trophies, is his decision to leave Liverpool the right one?
There is no doubt that Sterling is a talented young player. He has pace that scares defenders and has won games on his own for Liverpool this season. He has been involved in 15 of 62 goals that Liverpool have scored this season and netting seven goals and providing eight assists.
However the 20-year-old has not been consistent over the course of the Premier League season. He has been in and out of form and his statistics do not match other top players in the league such as Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez.
Often Sterling has gone missing in games against big clubs such as against Chelsea and against Manchester United.
The big question is would Sterling get into any of the top clubs he wants to win trophies at?
Sterling would struggle to make Chelsea XI
Surely he would be on the bench at Chelsea behind Eden Hazard and Willian. At Manchester City he could be behind Samir Nasri, Jesus Navas and David Silva.
Moreover Man City do not have a good history with nurturing young English talent. The likes of Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair have gone to City and failed.
Even if reports are to be believed that Sterling prefers London, the only club he may make the first 11 is at Arsenal.
However Arsenal have won one trophy in 10 years and for Sterling this may not be a guaranteed place to win trophies that he wants. Arsenal may not be in his thoughts and may not be a big enough step up to warrant a move.
Sterling should stay at Liverpool for the near future and sign a new deal so he can develop as a player before thinking of moving.
He would not be guaranteed football at any of Europe's elite at this present time and could potentially ruin his career by moving to the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City.