Liam Payne ‘secretly pushing Cheryl into new career if solo comeback flops’

Cheryl and Liam Payne have broken up this year but the pair haven’t stopped looking out for each others, especially when it comes to their careers.

As Cheryl, 35, released her comeback single Love Made Me Do It, Liam was one of the first to tweet that he loved the song and couldn’t wait to hear the rest of her new album.

And after Cheryl’s new single failed to make a huge dint in the charts and sold just 5000 copies, Liam was on hand to offer her some advice.

According to an insider, the former One Directioner has suggested she think about alternative paths within the music industry.

"His advice was that if she didn’t want to carry on performing, she should go into music management," a source told Closer magazine.

Liam Payne 'secretly pushing Cheryl into new career if solo comeback flops'

Cheryl caused a stir when she performed on the X Factor

They added: "Liam has told her to ignore the haters and focus on the people who love her. He’s told her not to give up and that together they can try again ."

Cheryl was said to be a huge support to Liam when his solo career took off last year and he thinks she’d be a perfect mentor.

But according to insiders, Cheryl is not ready to give up on chart success just yet.

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At one point Cheryl started crawling along the floor in bizarre scenes
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Liam Payne 'secretly pushing Cheryl into new career if solo comeback flops'

Liam’s still looking out for his ex girlfriend
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It comes after the Geordie Shore delighted fans with a performance at Hits Radio Live in Manchester.

Cheryl gave a medley of her greatest hits including an other outing of Love Made Me Do It, after that controversial X Factor performance.

The former Girls Aloud star faced a huge backlash over the ‘x-rated’ performance which saw her licking her hand and busting out some raunchy dance moves.

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Liam Payne 'secretly pushing Cheryl into new career if solo comeback flops'

Liam Payne and his sister Ruth

Liam Payne 'secretly pushing Cheryl into new career if solo comeback flops'

She stuck to her raunchy routine
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According to the source, Liam was a huge fan of the routine and text his former girlfriend afterwards to share his support.

Liam’s sister Ruth also put her support behind Cheryl when she turned up to watch her first arena show in four years.

Proving she’s still a fan of her former sister-in-law Ruth tweeted: "Good luck tonight @CherylOfficial! Smash it."

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