Sterling hints at Liverpool return

English Premier League

Manchester City superstar Raheem Sterling left Liverpool in acrimonious circumstances five years ago and he's now made a huge admission about the club.

Sterling left Liverpool for City after establishing himself as a key member of the squad and was highly criticised by Reds supporters after sealing a £49million (R1.1 billion) move to the Etihad stadium.

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The 25-year-old has since won two Premier League titles and developed into one of the most clinical forward's in the league, reaching the twenty-goal mark in each of his last three seasons.

Despite the bad blood that was caused by his move to domestic rivals City, the England international has kept the door open for a return with talk that he could replace reported Real Madrid target, Sadio Mane.

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"Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you, I love Liverpool," Sterling told TalkSPORT.

"Don't get it twisted, they are always in my heart. It's a team that done a lot for me growing up so…"

Sterling has scored 20 goals and registered seven assists in 39 games across all competitions this season.