Raheem Sterling airs Liverpool regret after sealing Manchester City move

Raheem Sterling

The winger believes he has made the right decision but regrets the manner of his Anfield exit.

Raheem Sterling has told Fox Sports that he regrets the manner in which he left Liverpool for Manchester City.

The England winger completed a big-money move to the Etihad earlier this week after months of speculation regarding his future at Anfield.

The switch came about after contract extension talks with Liverpool came to nothing, with Sterling facing criticism for the manner in which he handled the situation and ultimately forced his way towards the exits.

The 20-year-old admits that the saga was far from ideal, with there certainly things that could have been done differently.

"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,” he told Fox Sports.

"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."

Certain that Manchester City is the right move

Sterling has, however, admitted that one he was made aware of Manchester City’s interest in his services, then he became determined to join Manuel Pellegrini’s side.

Many have predicted that he will struggle to break into the side at the Etihad, with the likes of Samir Nasri, David Silva and Jesus Navas all vying for attacking midfield positions.

They are also suggesting that he will follow the same disappointing path that other English players have taken at the club, with Jack Rodwell and Scott Sinclair having failed to impress in the recent past. Sterling, though, is convinced that he has made the right decision.

“I think I made the right decision,” he added.

"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.”

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