The former forward has questioned whether Sterling knows the role he should be playing for both club and country.
The youngster has started the season strongly since joining City from Liverpool for a big money fee this summer.
He has already firmly established himself as a first team regular in Manuel Pellegrini’s side, keeping the likes of Samir Nasri out of the side so far.
He is also very much a regular in Roy Hodgson’s England team as they gear up for Euro 2016 in France next summer.
He plays different roles for both sides, but Collymore has questioned whether Sterling knows what sort of player he is supposed to be.
Sterling is a talent but still trying to figure out whether he knows what his role is in a team. Creator? Goal threat? Crosses? Killer pass?— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) November 17, 2015
“Sterling is a talent, but [I’m] still trying to figure out whether he knows what his role is in a team. Creator? Goal threat? Crosses? Killer pass?” Collymore wrote on Twitter.
The questioned posed by Collymore is certainly an interesting one, with Sterling yet to fully establish himself in any type of role.
While he has been among the goals this season, it is evident that his finishing still needs working on, something Pellegrini has alluded to on several occasions.
He is also not a traditional winger either, with him having looked more effective in central areas than out on the touchline.
That has left him without a defined role for both club and country, something that both may look to rectify in future a for now, it is certainly not holding him back.