Monday 24 October 2016

Sterling aiming to get City fans on side again

Raheem Sterling (r) in action Photo: Reuters
Raheem Sterling (r) in action Photo: Reuters

Raheem Sterling is keen to hear the Manchester City faithful singing his name again.

But he admits the Blues will have to reclaim the Premier League summit for it to happen.

The City attacker previously admitted he was disappointed Liverpool supporters didn't have a song that celebrated him when he was at Anfield.

He has enjoyed hearing praise from the Etihad stands - and is after some more.

"The fans have been singing my name and that we're top of the league," he said. "It was a nice feeling.

"But we have to get back to the top of the league so they can start singing it again.

"Hopefully that will happen in the next couple of weeks."

Despite some inconsistency, Sterling, 21, has hit nine goals since his £44m summer move from Anfield.

And he is delighted with City's current position fighting for trophies on all fronts.

"If I had to choose one thing it would be the fact we are still fighting for four trophies and qualified for the Champions League round of 16.

"When I came here I knew this was a club challenging to win as many trophies as possible and with the investment made it's good that we are still in the hunt for everything.

"But with the squad we have that's exactly where we should be - and we'll see where we are at when we get to the end of the season."

Sterling will be part of the City squad that visits West Ham tomorrow looking to keep the pressure on leaders Arsenal and second-placed Leicester, both a point ahead of the Blues.

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