I have been informed this morning that Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling could go out on loan in January in order to get more experience.
Sterling has seen less game time this season as a resurgent Liverpool side has almost picked itself.
Meanwhile Raheem’s trajectory has slowed a little and he hasn’t developed quite as quickly as some might have liked. Everybody at Liverpool hopes that he won’t turn out to be one of those English wingers who has great natural attributes but plays, too often, with his head down. Perhaps some time away from Liverpool would do him good.
If he does leave the club temporarily it will free up more space for reinforcements in the wider areas. Liverpool have been linked of late with Diego Capel of Sporting Lisbon.
The Northern Irishman (Brendan Rodgers) is of the view that Sterling is not ready for such a commitment at Anfield and is planning to bring in 25-year-old Diego Capel from Sporting Lisbon instead.
Still only 25, and finally shorn of his off his ill-suiting locks, Capel looks like he could be an excellent investment. He has spent time at Barcelona and Sevilla and has also managed to get into the best ever Spain side on a couple of occasions.
Capel largely plays on the left side but, as with many modern wingers, he can play pretty much anywhere along the front line. He is a solid player who, we think, would improve the squad at Liverpool.
Let’s take a look at him in action. Liverpool fans, do you think that Capel would immediately improve the first team or simply become a squad utility man?
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