Robbie Fowler speaks out following Raheem Sterling transfer

The Liverpool legend says that following the departure of the winger to Manchester City, it is time for the club’s youngsters to step up

The England international finally sealed a move to Manchester City for a fee believed to be in the region of 49 million pounds and now, the club must be looking to recover from what should be considered a huge setback.

And Fowler, who spent time at Anfield in two separate spells, says that although he admits that Sterling’s departure is a huge loss for the club, it is time for the Reds to move on and added that the younger players at the club must really step up their game to fill the void.

“Raheem Sterling is a very good player but ultimately it’s his decision, he wanted to move elsewhere,” he told Omnisport.

“As a club I think they have respected the player and it happens in football. It happened when we lost an unbelievable player in Luis Suarez and this year we’ve lost Raheem Sterling.

“It’s up to the young players now to come through and maybe try and forget about Raheem Sterling and what he’s done. Hopefully the new players will shine a little bit more.”