Raheem Sterling speaks out about Liverpool ‘regret’

New Manchester City signing Raheem Sterling has admitted that he regrets the way he left Liverpool.

The England international put pen-to-paper on a £49 million deal to see him move to the Etihad Stadium earlier this week – getting his much-publicised wish.

Sterling revealed earlier in the year that he had rejected a new contract from Brendan Rodgers’ men and made insinuations about wanting to leave Anfield in a search for silverware elsewhere.

The youngster’s comments saw the Reds fans turn on him, with the attacker feeling the force of the Kop’s disdain.

Sterling has admitted that he regrets the nature of his Anfield exit, but wished his former club and all those involved with it good luck ahead of next season.

“I was a bit disappointed how I left,” Sterling told Sky Sports.

“That was the main problem I’ve had with the situation – how I’ve left it with Liverpool.

“I’m good with everyone at the football club, the manager, the players and I wish them well for the new season.

“But it was really disappointing how it did finish off.”

Sterling is currently on a pre-season tour of Australia with his new employers and will be a key element in Manuel Pellegrini’s men’s efforts to win back the Premier League title next season.