Raheem Sterling
Sterling has been urged to remain at Liverpool.Getty Images

Raheem Sterling may be regarded as among the most likely players to move during the upcoming summer transfer window, but former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the 20 year old is better off staying at Anfield.

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), a statistics body co-founded by Fifa, has ranked the players they expect to leave during the off-season while also predicting their value. The Swiss body say their claims are historically 80% accurate.

Queens Park Rangers striker Charlie Austin is top of the standings, while in fourth place sits Sterling, who is valued between £53m and £59m. Lyon's Alexandre Lacazette and Ilkay Gundogan of Borussia Dortmund are among the 20-strong list.

Sterling has been heavily linked with a move away from Liverpool since rejecting a new contract worth £100,000 a week. Arsenal and Real Madrid have both been linked with a bid for the England international.

Despite Sterling being tipped to leave Liverpool, ex-skipper Gerrard believes he should remain with the Reds and reach the status that Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez both achieved by becoming the main man on Merseyside.

"Liverpool is the place for him to learn for the next few years," Gerrard, who will join LA Galaxy this summer, said.

"I think there's a position there for him to be the number one player in the Liverpool team and really have that adulation from supporters that the likes of Luis Suarez and Fernando Torres have experienced.

"I don't want to see him go to another team and become a squad player and just another number in the team, I think he deserves to be playing every week."

CIES has also ranked who they believe to be the most valuable players in the world. Chelsea's Eden Hazard is the highest Premier League player, coming in at second behind only Lionel Messi. Diego Costa and Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez also feature.