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Jamie Carragher – Raheem Sterling was right to leave Liverpool

Liverpool legend-turned-pundit Jamie Carragher believes Raheem Sterling was right to leave the Reds to make the step up with Manchester City. The England international did not enjoy the best of starts to his Citizens career but he has upped his game to another level since Pep Guardiola took charge of the Mancunian giants.

In a report covered by The Telegraph, Carragher admitted that the move left a sour taste among the Reds supporters but one cannot deny that the attacker has transformed into one of England’s best players, he quipped: “No matter how it came about - or how unpalatable to Liverpool supporters to lose such an important player - there is no-one who can look at how his career has progressed and say he made the wrong decision. He left for footballing reasons given where Liverpool stood at the time and the direction City were heading. Raheem was guaranteed to compete for the Premier League and Champions League every season, and work under one of the best managers of all-time.”

“Sterling experienced his best-ever professional season during the previous campaign“ and he contributed 23 goals en route to the Citizens’ historic Premier League title. In the current season, he has continued the good run of form with seven goals already on the board but what has been more pleasing has been “the improved performances with“ the national side of late.

Sterling has gone through a three-year period without finding the net for the Three Lions but he put an end to the run in a sublime fashion after scoring a brace during the surprise 3-2 Nations League win over Spain on the road. Gareth Southgate’s side have since progressed to the finals of the newly-formed competition after securing a 2-1 comeback triumph over Croatia in the final group stage game.

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