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Mourinho would sell Raheem Sterling if he was at Liverpool

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For the third season running, Liverpool's best player is somewhat unhappy with life at Anfield, and would probaby like to find a new club to call home during the summer transfer window. This time, it's 20-year old Raheem Sterling who seemingly wants to walk alone, and Chelsea's Jose Mouinho thinks Liverpool should just sell him and be done with it:

'I don't like players that don't want to play for me and my club. My opinion is every player has a price. It doesn't matter which player. If you ask me, for example, do I want Eden Hazard to leave Chelsea? No. If he wants to leave and doesn't want to work with me, doesn't want to play for Chelsea, does he have a price? I think he has. But I also understand the philosophy of managers and clubs who want to keep the players at any price. My philosophy is not better than that, it's just mine.'

-The Daily Mail

It's easy to laugh this off as Mourinho trolling a rival, but looking at what the Blues' manager has done since returning to Stamford Bridge, it's easy to take him at face value as well. Sterling is very good, but he's hardly irreplaceable, so Mourinho probably would sell him if he got an offer he couldn't refuse.

Regardless, if Liverpool do decide to sell, and it wouldn't surprise me at all, it will be interesting to see if Mourinho ends up attempting to buy him.

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