Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has advised the club to sell Raheem Sterling.
The England international has refused to sign a new deal with the Reds and has just two years remaining on his current deal.
Manchester City have had two bids rejected by Liverpool for the twenty year old, but they look set to return with a third.
And Zimbabwean Grobbelaar believes that Brendan Rodgers has “played this very, very well” as the club looks to secure around £50m for Sterling.
“I think Brendan Rodgers has actually played this very, very well.” he told Perform.
“For me, I think Sterling has shot himself in the foot.
“Yes he can play in Europe at City but he’s not going to find it easier playing for City than at Liverpool.
“Having looked at all the trials and tribulations the youngster has caused Liverpool, it’s best to get rid of him.
“He’s shown himself not to be a team player with Liverpool. He wants to go somewhere else, so let him go.
“With the money for him we’ve already acquired a player [Firmino] in a similar position for half his price who scores more goals.” he concluded.