The England international caused plenty of controversy leading up to the summer, firstly refusing to sign a new Liverpool contract and then issuing his desire to leave the club, as reported by BBC Sport at the time.
Trophies and not money was Sterling’s reasoning behind wanting to quit the Reds, but his decision to join wealthy Manchester City only prompted observers to question these motives.
Nevertheless, it’s looking increasingly like the winger made the right decision as City have started the season with a bang, winning four straight games and boasting a 100% clean sheet record in the Premier League.
Against Watford today, it took a while coming but the hosts made the breakthrough in the second half, Sterling turning in Bacary Sagna’s cross for his first goal in sky blue colours.
Sterling has scored his first goal for Manchester City. Bargain!— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 29, 2015
While Lineker’s remark regarding Sterling being a bargain may be said in jest, one can’t help but feel that City look a much more balanced team with him in the side and the results are showing.
Aside from his goal, 20-year-old had an eventful afternoon as he posted three shots, three key passes, two successful take-ons and an 85.4% pass success rate.
With Chelsea and Liverpool losing at home and rivals Manchester United not playing until Sunday, the table is certainly good viewing for Manuel Pellegrini’s men right now.