Raheem Sterling star on City goal - more significant than Arsenal!

Liverpool starlet says his weekend strike against Premier League rivals Manchester City felt greater than his brace versus Arsenal.

Raheem Sterling's sixth minute goal for Liverpool, which kickstarted an eventual 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday, April 13, was more meaningful and significant a moment than his brace against Arsenal during the Anfield side's 5-1 mauling of the Gunners earlier in the year.

"It was a good feeling to score in such a big game, [It was] definitely [my finest moment to date]," the fast-rising wonderkid of English football said, as quoted by the club's official website.

"Scoring two against Arsenal was a big highlight for me, but [to score] in this match because it was a crucial game for us… it was definitely my best goal so far."

When Liverpool took on Arsenal, Arsene Wenger's side were just a point (55 total) off top spot (56 held by Chelsea), yet Liverpool were lagging behind in fourth, with 50 points after 25 games.

The triumph over Premier League rivals City nine games later saw Liverpool take command of the division. Brendan Rodgers' team have put together a winning run that now stretches to ten games and, should they defeat their remaining opposition - Norwich City, Chelsea (at home), Crystal Palace and Newcastle United, then they are guaranteed an elusive domestic title - their first in the modern format of the Premier League.

Sterling continued: "It was definitely a big encouragement for the boys and a great team effort. Everyone worked really well. Even when it went to 2-2, everyone kept their character. It was a great all-round team performance and the fans were great as well, so it was a good day on the whole for Liverpool."

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