Thursday 17 August 2017

Raheem Sterling in dig at Liverpool: "Joining City was an easy decision"

Raheem Sterling and David Silva celebrate for Manchester City
Raheem Sterling and David Silva celebrate for Manchester City

Raheem Sterling has had another dig at Liverpool by insisting that joining Manchester City was "an easy decision".

The England winger was involved in one of the most bitter transfers in recent years when he became the most expensive English player ever following his £49m move to the Etihad.

Liverpool fans were up in arms at the player's antics as he failed to turn up for training for Liverpool as the deal with City was in progress.

Sterling spoke of his delight to join a team with "world class players" following the move and he has again reiterated his belief that City have far superior players to Liverpool when he spoke to City supporters at a club launch ahead of the new Premier League season today.

“The decision was easy when I first knew (about City's interest)," said Sterling.

“With the players they’ve got here, it’s just a really attractive place to be. I’m happy I made that decision.

“It’s been a good pre-season so far. Obviously some of the results haven’t gone our way but there are some great players here.

“I’m really looking forward to linking up with them in the coming season. I’m trying to add more goals and creativity to my game. I’m trying to gets my assist numbers and goals up."

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