Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling that a move to Manchester City may not appear to be as good as it seems, reports the Daily Star.
The Liverpool boss has offered his words of wisdom after contract rebel Sterling rejected the club’s proposal of a new £100,000-a-week contract.
Manchester City are thought to be interested in signing Sterling, alongside Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, but Rodgers has insisted that the Premier League champions are a smaller club than the Anfield outfit.
“If you say that City is a bigger club than Liverpool, your wrong,” Rodgers said.
“I’ve got big respect for what City are doing- they are trying to build it the right way. But at this moment you can’t compare the size of the two clubs.
United and Liverpool
Rodgers has argued than until late, Manchester United and Liverpool were the biggest clubs in the country, and shouldn’t be used as development grounds to emerging sides, such as City.
“You’ve got Liverpool and United, the two biggest clubs in this country and the rest of them are fighting to be there over the next 20 years.
“I wouldn’t say we were a development ground for going to ‘bigger’ clubs,” Rodgers added.
As well as rejecting a new deal, Sterling has been in the press again recently after being photographed inhaling nitrous oxide through a shisha pipe.
The 20-year-old has held talks with manager Brendan Rodgers but has now faced criticism from a former Kop legend.
This kind of off-field behaviour has been labelled a “distraction” by former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.
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