Liverpool Legend Admits Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling Was Right To Leave The Reds
Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher has spoken out about Raheem Sterling and his decision to leave Liverpool back in 2014. That decision was perceived to be for money at the time but Carragher is convinced Sterling made the right choice as a youngster, even if it was bad news for The Reds.
He said: “No matter how it came about – or how unpalatable to Liverpool supporters to lose such an important player – there is no-one who can look at how his career has progressed and say he made the wrong decision.
"He left for footballing reasons given where Liverpool stood at the time and the direction City were heading.
"Raheem was guaranteed to compete for the Premier League and Champions League every season, and work under one of the best managers of all-time.”
Carragher was full of praise for Pep Guardiola, a manager who has revolutionised football in England in the past few years, playing sensational football that nobody thought was possible in England. Sterling has benefitted hugely from this move and Guardiola has improved him hugely.
Carragher went on to say: “Since Pep Guardiola arrived, Raheem's game has gone up a level so he now ranks alongside Harry Kane as England’s best player.
"The difference is Kane has taken club form on to the international stage. Raheem's next challenge is to make his recent performance against Spain a regular occurrence for England."
Sterling is now a key player in City's side and his new contract reflects that. He is now being paid to produce at all times for City, alongside other key members of the squad, Kevin De Bruyne, David Silva and Sergio Aguero. Maybe leaving Liverpool, who haven't won a trophy since he left, wasn't such a bad idea after all.