Raheem Sterling claims he will only improve with the calibre of players at Manchester City

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Raheem Sterling believes Manchester City and England will see the benefits of his big money from Liverpool as he improves as a player.

An ugly transfer saga ended over the summer when Sterling departed Anfield for an initial fee of £44 million, with many Reds fans voicing their disgust at his actions.

And the 20-year-old believes he will only get better at the Etihad due to the quality of players they have at their disposal.


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Speaking ahead of England's friendly with Spain on Friday, Sterling said, as per ITV: "To go into training every day and see players of that calibre that I am working with, like Vinny (Kompany), Sergio (Aguero), David (Silva), Joe (Hart) - there's only one thing that you can do and that is improve with players like that.

"They've been around for many years, achieving stuff for many years. I am just happy to be in a squad like that and hopefully I continue my development and win trophies in the future with my football club."

Not even the most die-hard Liverpool fan could argue with Sterling's comments. The squad assembled at Manchester City is head and shoulders above Jurgen Klopp's current charges.

And Sterling has made a strong start to life under Manuel Pellegrini, scoring four goals and assisting one, as well as forming a strong partnership with Aleksandr Kolarov on the left flank. 

However, Klopp's arrival makes you wonder whether Sterling would have stayed had the change been made sooner. 

Regardless of what could have happened, Sterling will come up against his former club following the international break.

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