Sterling discusses Brendan Rodgers’ mindset before his Liverpool exit

Raheem Sterling

The Manchester City attacker has stated that the Reds boss was ‘top-notch’ during his last months at Anfield.

Manchester City attacker Raheem Sterling has stated that former boss Brendan Rodgers was ‘top-notch’ during his last couple of months at Liverpool, as reported by The Guardian.

The England international infamously conducted an interview with the BBC in which he revealed that he rejected a new deal from the Reds and angled his way out of the club with talk of ambition of winning trophies.

This angered the Kop, with many of the Liverpool fans turning on the sprightly winger, with talk of a potential fracture in the Reds dressing room after Sterling’s comments.

However, the Jamaica-born man has stated that all the players at the Merseyside club and Rodgers in particular were still welcoming to him and did not make him feel guilty after his comments about wanting to leave.

“When everything was going on and it was in the papers every day, everyone at Liverpool was top-notch,” Sterling told The Guardian.

“I spoke to the manager every day. I spoke to all the players. Everyone outside the club made it out as being something really bad but there was no problem with the manager or the other players.

“The manager even invited me over to his house to talk. It wasn’t anything like as bad as people made out.”

Sterling ended up getting his wish and left Liverpool in the summer to join Man City in a £49 million move.

The Englishman will now get a chance to fight for the Premier League title with Manuel Pellegrini’s side and has taken up a position on the left wing in the Citizens’ starting XI this season.

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