Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has heaped praise on Raheem Sterling, after his performance against Liverpool on Sunday.
The England international was a huge thorn in the Reds’ side at Anfield, and gave Trent Alexander-Arnold the runaround.
The 26-year-old kept up his good recent form with another goal – his third in the club’s last three games – and was excellent out of possession too with his pressing.
In the eyes of his manager, Sterling’s performance was so good it actually deserved more credit than it got.
The Spaniard said (quoted by MEN): “Nobody talks much about Raheem but he played in Anfield the best game he has played in the last two months by far.
“He was important in the first goal, the penalty in the first half. Every action he made was decisive in the final third. Of course Phil was so important in the goals and especially in the fantastic last one but Raheem was fundamental for us.
“He was not in the best form in the last month but I hope he can continue this level like he played in Anfield.”
It has been a bit of an underwhelming season up until the past couple of weeks by Sterling’s usual standards.
But the ace has been looking very sharp and can hopefully increase his goals and assists output between now and the end of the season.
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It’s took him a bit of time to get going this season, but Sterling does look like he’s starting to come into form again.
He was just unplayable at times against Liverpool, and appeared to relish wearing the armband against his former club.
Quite simply, if Sterling does manage to hit top gear, the race for the Premier League title will quickly be over, and there will also be a fantastic chance of additional silverware.