Raheem Sterling: I regret manner of Liverpool exit
Published 18/07/2015 | 15:54
Raheem Sterling has admitted regret at the way he left Liverpool for Manchester City earlier this week.
A messy saga ended with the England international completing a £49million switch to the Etihad on Monday.
Relations between Sterling and Liverpool appeared strained after a public contract stand-off and his missing of training through illness, but he claims he left on good terms with those at the club.
He does, though, wish things had ended on a generally better note.
Speaking to Fox Sports, he said: "I was a bit disappointed how I left. That was the main problem I've had with the situation - how I've left it with Liverpool.
"I'm good with everyone at the football club, the manager, the players and I wish them well for the new season.
"But it was really disappointing how it did finish off."
Sterling is now in Australia with City on their pre-season tour and says as soon as he knew the Blues wanted him, he wanted them.
"From the first moment I heard City were interested in me [I wanted to join], purely because of the direction the football club is going in," he added.
"I've met all my team-mates now and it's been a really good few days, they've made me feel welcome and I'm really happy to be here. I think I made the right decision."