• Searching for silverware: Why Sterling left Liverpool

    Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne
    Raheem Sterling and Kevin de Bruyne

    England international wing Raheem Sterling has revealed why he swapped underperforming Liverpool for mega-rich title contenders, Manchester City.

    Sterling joined City in 2015 in a deal reportedly worth £44-million, ending his five-year stay in Merseyside.

    The 21-year-old has now disclosed the reason behind his switch, and highlighted Anfield’s lack of success as key in his decision to quit.

    ‘I remember saying to my agent, by the time I’m 22, if I haven’t won anything at that time and if I’m not playing in the biggest competitions, then I really need to assess my options,’ Sterling told The Premier League Show.

    ‘You want to make sure you are playing at the highest level and the best level.

    ‘I’ve always loved Liverpool and they are a massive team and a great team that helped my development.

    ‘I had no big issues there at all, with the fans or anything like that, so it wasn’t really the way I would have liked to have gone.’


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