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Sterling has a regret

Published 18/07/2015 | 15:42

Raheem Sterling wishes things could have ended differently
Raheem Sterling wishes things could have ended differently

Raheem Sterling has admitted regret at the way he left Liverpool for Manchester City earlier this week.

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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."

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