With Daily Mail reports that Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has put contract talks on hold, speculation is rife that the wonderkid could be on his way out of Anfield in the summer.
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But Liverpool have been in situations where star players depart on numerous occasions and more often than not, they seem to always have an answer up their sleeves.
When Michael Owen left, Fernando Torres was soon on the scene, then when the Spaniard joined Chelsea for £50m, Luis Suarez was waiting in the wings so it’s a scenario that should not faze the Reds.
Although losing Sterling would be a hammer blow to Brendan Rodgers and the rest of the team, we’ve pick out five players that could fill a potential void left by the 20-year-old:
5) Roberto Firmino
Linked to Anfield earlier this month by the Metro. Has six goals and seven assists for Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga this season and also scored the winner for Brazil against Chile in a recent friendly at the Emirates Stadium.