Raheem Sterling says that Man City aren't treated with the same respect as Liverpool


Liverpool have broken Manchester City's dominance at the top of English football.

The Citizens won the Premier League title four times last decade, including each of the past two.

They haven't been able to match Liverpool this campaign, however.

The Reds are just five wins away from the title and currently possess a huge 22-point lead at the top of the table.

Raheem Sterling has not been at his best this season. The English winger came ever so close to winning the PFA Player of the Year award in 2018/19 but  narrowly missed out to Virgil van Dijk.

This season, Kevin De Bruyne has arguably been the best individual player but, due to Liverpool's dominance, one of their players is set to win it.

Interestingly, a Man City player has never won the PFA Player of the Year award.

And Sterling has now come out to the media and complained that the club don't get as much respect as other clubs, such as Liverpool.

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"Especially in the last year where we have won the domestic quadruple including the league, to not have a player winning PFA Player of the Year kind of speaks for itself really," he told AS, per the Liverpool Echo.

"The award was given to a Liverpool player who had a fantastic season but I look at previous seasons as well when Yaya Touré scored 20 goals from midfield and he didn't win Player of the Year.

"Also, Sergio Agüero has been at the club for more than seven years and has scored unbelievable goals during this time, yet none of City’s players have won it.

"I think that certain players are not treated in the same way when they are from different football clubs across the country and across the world over the past few seasons. The first year we won the league, De Bruyne was unbelievable and they gave it to another player.


"Every year we win a major trophy and it's given to an opposition player. It's that sort of thing that doesn’t depend on us, but we keep going."

Sterling was then asked directly whether he thought Man City players aren't given the same respect as Liverpool's, which he agreed.

"It’s something everyone can see," he continued.

"It is impossible to win the league for four or five times and none of the players were Player of the Year.

"Every team which wins the league has a player who wins Player of the Year, for sure.


"So, this year Liverpool win the league and a Liverpool player will win the Player of the Year for sure.

"We win the league for five times and we were not treated with the same respect."

To be fair, he does have a point. The fact that no Man City player has won the Premier League's biggest individual prize in the past 10 years is surprising to say the least.

But that won't stop Liverpool fans thinking their former player is bitter due to his side's failings this season.

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