Raheem Sterling: 'All is perfect for him at Liverpool. Why would he want a transfer away?', asks Paul Scholes

EXCLUSIVE: Sterling looks likely to leave Anfield this summer, but former Manchester United midfielder Scholes doesn't understand why he would want to go

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When it comes to his future, my view is that Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool.

They have elevated him from the junior sides and he has a manager who has built a team around him. He plays every week. What more do you need at that age?

Sterling is a good player. He can beat a man and on his day he looks impressive. But he doesn’t score enough goals, not yet anyway.

You have to be careful when you time a move to one of the biggest clubs. Occasionally, these young players do not realise what a good thing they are on to when they know that they will be playing every week.


Also in Paul Scholes' weekly column, he talks about the future of Ross Barkley:

There are times in the career of every young English footballer when they simply need to take their chance to establish themselves. Having burst on to the scene last season, that moment is now for the bright young talent that is Ross Barkley.

Against Italy as a second-half substitute on Tuesday night he showed exactly the kind of form that is required to make his own the position in the team that I think he is best-suited to: the No 10, either at the top of a diamond or behind a lone striker. When England play again in June, Barkley has to take the next step and claim that starting role as his own.

Read the full Paul Scholes column here.