Real Madrid visit Anfield on Wednesday as the European Champions take on Liverpool in the Champions League group league tie. Ahead of this mouth watering clash, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed that his side do not need Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling at the moment although he acknowledges that the 19-year-old is “one of the best in Europe.”
Sterling has been in sparking form for his club and country, which prompted speculation that Real Madrid were plotting a move to sign him.
Carlo Ancelotti, however, has denied such rumours, saying Madrid have an avalanche of forwards in their ranks, and that they do not need Sterling.
Ancelotti said as quoted in The Guardian: “Sterling is a player of great quality, certainly one of the best in Europe – but we already have extraordinary talent here.
“To think of another striker for the Real Madrid attack is really extremely difficult. It’s clear that Sterling is not in our plans,” he added.
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 15th league goal this season in seven games, as Madrid convincingly won 5-0 against Levante on Saturday; it is easy to understand why Ancelotti is not keen to add any more forwards to his rank especially when he has the likes of Bale, Isco, Benzema, Rodriguez and Jese.