KEY POINTS

  • Sterling says he loves Liverpool
  • Sterling continues success with City
  • Real Madrid may be in play for Sterling

Raheem Sterling may be playing for Manchester City but the 25-year-old winger admits that he still has a spot for Liverpool deep inside. It was here where the Jamaican made his mark, part of the Liverpool academy.

Sterling made his Premier League debut in 2012 at the age of 17 and made big strides thereafter. This was one of the reasons why Manchester City was willing to pay him good money, an investment that has paid off. So far, City has won two Premier League titles and an FA Cup, feats that other footballers would envy.

But even with the magnificent run of his career, Sterling admits that a future return to the place where it all started is possible. Though he is unsure when that would be, he simply responded that he loves Liverpool via the Colossal Sports Management Instagram account.

"Don’t get it twisted, they are always in my heart, do you know what I mean? ‘It’s a team that done a lot for me growing up, " Sterling said.

Do take note that the winger said he loved Liverpool and seemingly implied a return. He acknowledged that the Reds have done a lot and will always be part of his football career. This is despite the fact he left the Reds with a bit of drama. At the time, Sterling had a public dispute with team manager Brendan Rodgers regarding his contract and wage demands.

With that unfortunate episode, Sterling has been getting his share of boos from fans every time he faces Liverpool. However, it appears the England national team member understands the feelings of Liverpool fans and has not shut the door on a possible return someday. Other than Liverpool, another team reportedly interested in Real Madrid.

For now, his commitment is with Manchester City. He  struggled in the early part of 2020 but has already scored 89 goals in 230 games for Pep Guardiola. He has been on a drought before play got halted. His last goal or assist came back in December with the Wolves.

As for Liverpool, they are just two wins away from winning their first league title in over 30 years. There is no telling when football action will resume although it was initially set until Apr. 30. Whenever play does continue, the only thing certain is that the current season will be completed before starting a new one.