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Raheem Sterling: ‘Would I go back to Liverpool? The club are still in my heart’

By Ben Green

Published: 20:29, 25 March 2020

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has refused to rule out a future return to Liverpool after revealing his “love” for the club.

The 25-year-old left Anfield in the summer of 2015 but his departure was not well received by the Reds after he refused to go on a pre-season tour of the Far East to push through the £49 million move to City.

Five things to know about Sterling’s Man City transfer…

  • Sterling made 129 appearances for Liverpool after joining the club as a 15-year-old from QPR.
  • He left for City in 2015 but aggravated fans after refusing to participate in the club’s pre-season tour.
  • Since joining City, Sterling has gone on to win two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups.
  • In a recent Instagram Q&A, Sterling revealed his “love” for Liverpool and refused to rule out a future return.
  • Sterling has recent been linked to Real Madrid and would not rule out a future transfer when asked by Spanish media.

Since relocating to the Etihad, Sterling has transformed his game, from incisive winger to clinical finisher, while he has also collected a number of trophies in that time, including two Premier League titles and an FA Cup.

The Champions League still eludes Sterling, but City were in pole position to reach the quarter-finals just before the coronavirus pandemic forced European matches to be put on hold, with City holding a 2-1 advantage over Real Madrid in the last-16.

City are currently facing an expulsion from Uefa competition for the next two seasons, and amid this unsettling backdrop, Sterling opened the door on a future move to the current Champions League holders.

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Sterling was answering questions on the Instagram account of his agency, Colossal Sports Management, this week. Asked during a video call with one young fan if he return to Liverpool, he replied: “Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you I love Liverpool.

“Don’t get it twisted, they are always in my heart. It’s a team that has done a lot for me growing up so…”

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