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Good riddance! Liverpool fans react to Raheem Sterling sale

Liverpool have agreed the £49 million sale of Raheem Sterling to Man City, with the deal set to be completed in the next 24 hours, Liverpool fans are pretty happy with the huge fee.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling and girlfriend Ann Rose Halliday arrive on the red carpet for the Liverpool FC Players' Awards Dinner 2015 at the Liverpool Arena. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It’s reported that City will pay an initial £44m, with £5m more in add-ons, and Sterling will pocket £200,000 per week.

Much of the attention is, of course, on the huge fee – with most believing Liverpool have done good business to get a potential £49 million for the wantaway attacker.

Now, attention turns to how Liverpool will spend the cash – but with QPR due 20% sell on fee and many expecting the Reds to now firm up their interest in Christian Benteke, the money will be gone pretty fast.

ILLOK in the forums:

I think he’ll do well for City.

That said, I don’t think it’s a bad move from us. He’s never shown any particularly amazing form when played out wide and we’ve got a few good central attacking midfielders now. Ibe was easily as good a winger as Sterling based on last seasons performances.

This won’t leave a hole in the side like Suarez did, or Alonso or Mascherano. It’s not comparable at all really, we already have ample replacements for him.

Could be a very good player but I’m really not sorry to see him go at all. Always suspected something like this would happen with Sterling.

Of course, the opinion of the sale of one of England’s brightest talents depends on who you support and some non-LFC fans now anticipate the 20-year-old thriving in new surroundings.

And while there’s relief at the sorry episode finally being over, there must be concern that Liverpool continue the trend of selling their better players.

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