Liverpool are ‘just another team to get past’, says Sterling

Date published: Thursday 28th January 2016 1:08

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool 'just another game'

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool 'just another game'

Raheem Sterling is relishing the League Cup final in his “home city”, but says facing his former club Liverpool will not hold any added importance.

Man City attacker Raheem Sterling ran the ball out of play before crossing for Kevin De Bruyne to put City 2-1 ahead against Everton in the Capital One Cup semi-final, second leg victory at The Etihad on Wednesday.

Referee Martin Atkinson and his assistants somehow allowed the goal to stand, much to the disgust of Everton and their fans, but Sterling was unconcerned and said it was about time City got some luck as they prepare to face Liverpool at Wembley on February 28.

Philippe Coutinho Raheem Sterling Liverpool celebration

“We got the luck of the break, and we haven’t had that in the last few games. I am just happy to get the good luck on this time, as the last few times we haven’t, and it has taken us to Wembley, and that is the most important thing,” said Sterling, who moved from Liverpool to City last summer for a fee which could total £49million.

Sterling, 21, is expected to get a rough ride from Liverpool fans at Wembley over the handing of his move to Manuel Pellegrini’s side, but the England man is far from worried.

“That is not a big thing on my mind. Obviously it is my ex team, but it is just another team on the way to get past.

“It (the final) is in my home city and it is something I have wanted to do since I was a kid. Nothing is going to stop me from doing it,” added Sterling.

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