But Ward admits he doesn't know whether Sterling has any plans to do so if he comes up against his old club in the Premier League - adding that he is not a 'vindictive character.'
Manchester City face Liverpool soon and, as a forward, there will always be a possibility of Sterling scoring against his former side.
Ward told the Mirror: "I don’t know what Raheem will do if he scores. If I was him, I’d celebrate like I would if I had scored against any other team. Perhaps he will.
"But that will be because he is happy to have scored for Man City. It will have nothing to do with that fact that it’s against Liverpool. Despite all the rubbish he’s had to deal with, Raheem isn’t a vindictive character."
It will be interesting to see how Sterling is received by the Liverpool fans.
When Fabian Delph returned to Villa Park, he was heavily booed by the Aston Villa faithful. But the manner of Sterling's Anfield exit didn't quite reach the heights of Delph's U-turn.
That said, Liverpool supporters treated Sterling with plenty of hate while he was still at Anfield and trying to earn a move to Manchester City.
It seems fans have generally moved on and accepted the 20-year-old's departure. Yet that will hardly give him a warm welcome if he does play against the Reds...