Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has revealed that he chose to leave Liverpool so he could play with top players and win trophies.
The England international left the Reds in the summer of 2015 for £49million only a year after being beaten to the Premier League title by Manuel Pellegrini’s City side.
Sterling endured a poor first season at the Etihad Stadium but under Pep Guardiola’s tutelage he has been rejuvenated this campaign, scoring four goals in eight league appearances this season.
“It was just about the players that were here,” he told FourFourTwo.
“I could name 10 or 11 who have played at the highest level – people like Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Yaya Toure.
“For me to develop my game I’ve got to be playing with the best and that’s why I came here.”
Sterling thinks he has a great chance of collecting a healthy haul of trophies now he is at City.
“When I was younger, I could always see this club growing and achieving great things,” he said.
“When I found out that they were interested in signing me, there were no second thoughts.
“I want to be fighting for trophies for the next 10 years, and there’s no better place to do that than here.”