Raheem Sterling: It was an easy decision to leave Liverpool

Ritabrata Banerjee / 06 August 2015

Former Liverpool star Raheem Sterling reveals that it was an easy decision for him to leave the Reds this season and join Manchester City. Sterling left Liverpool this summer for Manchester City for a record transfer fee of £49m. Sterling grew very well under Brendan Rodgers at the club and was slowly becoming one of the star players, but City easily tipped off Sterling roped him in to the team.

Sky Sports quoted Sterling: “The decision was easy when I first knew.

“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.

Asked about his aims for the campaign, he added: “Just doing the best we can and hopefully trying to get some silverware at the end of the season. That’s my main objective.”

Raheem Sterling mentioned that when he recieved the offers from Manuel Pellegrini, it became easy for him. Sterling had revealed last season itself that he would leave the club. He wanted to play Champions Leageu football which also proved to be a driving force in his move away from Anfield.

While Sterling considers his move to be an upgrade but Liverpool fans who booed Sterling at Australia during pre-season tour will not take his statement in good terms.

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