Liverpool are braced for a third offer for Raheem Sterling, according to reports in today's Liverpool Echo. Manchester City have already been rebuffed on two occasions, but seemingly haven't been deterred by Liverpool's pricey £50 million pound valuation. Given Sterling's return of just 7 league goals last season, the £50 million pound asking price seems unbelievably high, although the Sky Blues will likely see the fee as a long term investment. Aged just 20, there is no question that the young winger's best years are ahead of him, and Man City will be hoping that, given time, Sterling can develop into one of the best attacking players in the world. The loss of Sterling would be a major blow to Liverpool, although if the transfer fee is spent wisely, the Merseysiders could end up with a better side overall. After all, there are other players around the world who could potentially contribute more goals to Liverpool than Sterling has. Sterling would be a loss, but for £50 million, a good value loss. Also, in light of Sterling's well documented discontent at Anfield, a deal might be best for all three parties involved. It remains to be seen if Man City will go as high as £50 million, but if reports are to be believed, they're going to up their previously rejected £40 million bid.