Jamie Carragher: 'Raheem Sterling was right to leave Liverpool'

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling unintentionally put the issue of diving on the pre-Manchester derby agenda with his Norman Wisdom impersonation against Shakhtar Donetsk, not - just so everyone is clear - that his inelegant attempt to chip the visiting goalkeeper amounted to an attempt to deceive the referee.

A breakdown of the deal shows that the 23-year-old winger will earn about £275,000-a-week for the three-and-half years the contract will run.

'I'm delighted to sign - my development here has been incredible, ' Sterling said.

Sterling played a vital part in last season's Premier League title success, scoring 18 goals and setting up another 11. "I felt from the minute I got here it was the right choice for me", Sterling said. It's really paid off for me and I'm really grateful.

"Since Pep Guardiola arrived, Raheem's game has gone up a level so he now ranks alongside Harry Kane as England's best player".

Few footballers have taken as much criticism throughout their entire career than Raheem Sterling has before his 24th birthday.

'Every season you come in you want to do better than your previous season. To buy four full-backs you only need good scouting and money. "The expectation on us is high, but the great thing about football is that if you don't win you always get an opportunity in the next game".

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously had reported that Premier League champions Manchester City are reportedly struggling to reach a new agreement with their star winger Raheem Sterling. "His statistics tell their own story", Begiristain said. "With the coaching staff and the players we have in this team it's the flawless environment to develop and get better".

'He's quick, strong and excellent in front of goal - everything a modern-day forward needs to excel.

Sterling, who has scored seven goals for the Manchester City this season, joined the club from Liverpool in a £49m deal in 2015.