Raheem Sterling would have loved to play under Jurgen Klopp

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The controversial agent behind Raheem Sterling's summer move to Manchester City has admitted it could have been a "dream come true" for his client to work under Jurgen Klopp.

Aidy Ward, who came under intense scrutiny after engineering the 20-year-old's £49million exit from Liverpool, also believes the German manager will do great things at Anfield.

Sterling made the decision to quit Liverpool after growing disillusioned with life under Brendan Rodgers. But the club's owners, Fenway Sports Group, fully backed the Northern Irishman at the time, instead choosing to sell the young forward.


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However, Rodgers would later be dismissed only eight games into the season and replaced with Klopp, who took charge of his first game last weekend - a 0-0 draw against Tottenham Hotspur.

Had Liverpool made that decision before Sterling's exit, the England international could have well reversed his position and agreed to extend his contract. That is at least according to Ward.

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"The new Liverpool manager probably would have been a great fit for Raheem"

Dream manager

He told MailOnline: "The new Liverpool manager probably would have been a great fit for Raheem - passionate, disciplined in the right way, new ideas, not afraid of trying new things. He'll do great at Liverpool.

"Would Raheem under Klopp have been a good scenario? Yes, 100 per cent, definitely, mainly because of the person Klopp is - the passion, the drive, the emotion, wanting to achieve.

"Raheem has all of this, but you won't always see it outwardly. Working with Klopp - that could have been great. He's going to get the best out of those players. It could have been a dream come true."

Right choice

While Klopp's presence may have been enough to keep Sterling at Liverpool, there appears to be nothing wrong with his choice to join Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad.

Contrary to prior belief, Sterling has been a first-team regular for the Citizens and rewarded Pellegrini's faith with a superb hat-trick against Bournemouth on Saturday. 

Currently putting in consistent performances, it is easy to forget that Sterling is still only 20-years-old and has plenty of time to further refine his skills.

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