Sterling reveals why he was desperate to leave Liverpool for Man City.

Updated: Jul 5, 2019

  • Sterling’s personal ambition was behind his decision to leave Anfield.

  • England star has won two league titles since quitting Liverpool for Man City.

Raheem Sterling has revealed his desire to win the Premier League was one of the reasons he decided to leave Liverpool.

The England international left Anfield for the Etihad in a £49m deal back in 2015 and he became the most expensive English player in history, winning two Premier League titles since joining the Citizens.

Sterling now reckons the glory he has had so far with City justifies his decision to quit the Merseyside club four years ago.

Speaking to GQ magazine, in which Sterling is the cover star for August, the 24-year-old said: "When I got into Liverpool I said if I haven’t won the Premier League by the time I’m 21 I need to look at my options and see what I’m doing there.

"I put that into place from a young age. And I came to City and won my first Premier League.

"It’s just good to know what I’ve set out to do - what we’ve set out as a team to do - is going as planned."

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