Liverpool insist they will not allow Raheem Sterling to go out on loan after his dazzling Premier League debut, but Jay Spearing looks like he’s heading for the exit door to join Bolton.
Raheem Sterling impressed in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday (Picture: Reuters)
Sterling, 17, was expected to be farmed out this season to further his development, but his impressive display in Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City on Sunday proved to manager
Brendan Rodgers that he can challenge for a regular spot in the first team.
The Northern Irishman has been surprised by how quickly Sterling is progressing at the club, and is now convinced he can significantly contribute to the Reds season.
‘I’ve seen a lot of development in him in a short time, he takes on a lot of the concepts and is good with instructions,’ said Rodgers. ‘Normally wingers want to do their own thing but he’s tactically improving every day, he certainly won’t be going on loan.’Sterling started his career at West Ham when he was just eight-years old before joining the youth set up at QPR, aged ten, but he has flourished under Rodgers so far this season. He scored his first senior goal in a friendly against Bayer Leverkusen before starting against Hearts in the Europa League last week, and was handed his second start in as many games against City.
Jay Spearing is expected to sign for Bolton for £3million in the next few days (Picture: Action Images)
While Sterling has been offered the chance to stay, Spearing has been told he doesn’t have a future with Liverpool, who have reportedly accepted a £3million bid from Bolton.
The 23-year-old started his career at the Reds after being part of the youth team since 1997, but is expected to be unveiled at Wanderers in the next few days.
Rodgers has been told he needs to offload fringe players to raise funds to bring anyone else in before the transfer window shuts and he could also listen to offers for Charlie Adam.
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