Is £49m man Raheem Sterling about to regret the biggest mistake of his career leaving Liverpool for Manchester City?

Will Raheem Sterling regret leaving Liverpool for Manchester City?

Raheem Sterling's decision to leave Liverpool for Manchester City has looked pretty smart up until now.

City top the Premier League table with six wins from eight games and have won one and lost one in the Champions League, while Liverpool have only three league wins, and two draws in the Europa League.

He is in with a shot of winning the title this season, and remains so, but the sacking of Brendan Rodgers and appointment of Jurgen Klopp threatens to change the landscape of English football.

Klopp has the managerial ability to transform Liverpool into a superpower again, domestically and in Europe, and Sterling will be on the outside looking in.

It was unclear how his working relationship, or lack of one, with Brendan Rodgers affected Sterling's decision to leave Liverpool, but it's safe to say if he really bought into the Northern Irishman's plan, he would not have left the club.

In the short term, Sterling's move can be a success, but Klopp has a well established reputation for helping attacking talent like Mario Gotze and Marco Reus develop into the best players in Europe, from which the England international could really have benefitted.

Long term City could replace Manuel Pellegrini with Pep Guardiola, which would negate any regret he has, but for now that's pure speculation whether he would leave Bayern Munich for the Etihad.

Sterling is clearly a player with a confident personality who would not admit to making a mistake, but in five years time, it could be Liverpool having the last laugh.

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