Raheem Sterling surprised by quality difference between Man City and Liverpool

The England international has stated that the quality of his current team’s players is noticeable in training.

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling has stated that he has been surprised by the jump in quality having left Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium outfit, as reported by The Guardian.

The England international caused something of a stir at the Merseyside outfit last season by refusing to extend his contract at the Anfield club and angling for a summer exit.

In the end Sterling got his wish and joined City in a bumper £49 million move ahead of the new season.

The sprightly attacker has been speaking out about the difference in quality between the players he trained with at Liverpool and their equivalents at his new club.

Sterling admitted that he was surprised by the step-up in quality at City compared to those he played with at the Merseyside club.

“The tempo, the passing, the two-touch movement in training; it’s really surprised me,” Sterling revealed to The Guardian.

“It’s really sharp, really good to be involved in. There are more experienced players here.

“Obviously, Liverpool had many great players as well but the players here have been at the highest level for many years and you can definitely see that on the training pitch.”

Sterling has taken a place on the left-hand side of Manuel Pellegrini’s attack this term, forming a formidable attacking combination with the likes of David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne, Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure.

The youngster claimed that he is eager to win silverware, hence the reason for leaving Brendan Rodgers’ men.

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