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Brendan Rodgers Reveals Reason Behind Raheem Sterling's Departure From Liverpool to Man City

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?Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has lifted the lid on the circumstances surrounding Raheem Sterling's departure from Anfield for Manchester City in 2015, insisting that the winger was motivated to move by a desire to become a better player, and not by money.

What a testament that is to a young English player.



Rodgers, who now manages Leicester City, also reserved praise for how Sterling has developed at the Citizens, believing that he has now established himself as the best players in the world.



“You don’t play the amount of games with the consistency he has played to - and the availability - by not being super professional, ­focused on your job.” The 25-year-old has scored 89 times in 230 appearances for Manchester City since leaving Liverpool in 2015, playing an important part in the Citizens' success in recent seasons.

The English winger, who first joined Liverpool as a 16-year-old, proved to be player for the Reds in his final two seasons at the club, but left in controversial circumstances.

According to the ?Liverpool Echo, Rodgers said:  “For Raheem, it was never about money.

“What I loved about Raheem was that, for a young boy, he knew what he wanted to be.
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