Former Liverpool defender Steve Nicol is of the opinion that if his former club has already decided that they are going to let Raheem Sterling leave they should get his sale over with quickly and move on to other business.

“If Raheem Sterling is going to go, and Liverpool have decided to let him go, then get rid of him quick,” he told talkSPORT. “If they don’t, Sterling has a huge PR job in front of him.

“[If he stays] Sterling has to first and foremost do one thing and one thing only, get the fans back on side.

“If he doesn’t there’s going to be an absolute nightmare for him. That’s then going to affect the rest of the team as well.”