Ian Rush has said that he is disappointed that Raheem Sterling left the club before reaching his potential.
Liverpool sold the England international to Manchester City for a potential £49m after he refused to sign a new deal with the club.
And that has saddened Rush, who would have preferred to see him stick around and continue his development at Anfield.
“I’d have loved him to stay for another year and develop because he’s not the finished article.” he told 888Sport.
“His left foot is a bit weak and he’s still got a lot to learn but he has the potential to be anything.
“The pressure on him now though is like the pressure Messi or Gareth Bales deal with. If he overcomes that he will develop into one of the best players in the world.”
“I wish him good luck but it was all done in the wrong way. I don’t blame Raheem because he’s a young lad. It was his agent who most probably did all that.
“Manchester City were always going to get him in the end because of the amount of money but I think Liverpool conducted themselves in the right way.” he finished.