Raheem Sterling jokes that nobody wants Liverpool to win the Premier League

Raheem Sterling jokes that nobody wants Liverpool to win the Premier League

- Raheem Sterling has poked fun at his former club Liverpool

- The Man City forward jokes that no one wants to see the Reds win Premier League this season

- Liverpool are two points ahead of the reigning champions Man City who have one outstanding game

Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has jokingly said that no one wants his former club Liverpool to win the league this season.

Sterling’s comment came a day before Liverpool moved back to the top of the Premier League after an emphatic 5-0 win against Huddersfield on Friday, April 26.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are two points ahead of the reigning champions Man City but have played one game more than the Citizens who have three games left to play.

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And speaking at the BT Sport Industry Awards on Thursday night, April 25, after picking up The Integrity and Impact Award, for his stance against racism in football, Sterling said: “It is exciting, to be fair. Especially before the game yesterday [against Manchester United].

“Any little slip and you've got the Liverpool guys who could go on top of you.

“You don't want that. I don't want that. I don't think anybody wants that.”

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He added: “So you try to do your best to make sure you win the game.

“But it is enjoyable. This is what I became a professional football player for – it's for these moments.

“Win or lose [the title], you're still going to look back on it and just be grateful for these unbelievable moments."

Sterling spent three years at Liverpool before completing a controversial £49million move to City in 2015.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Raheem Sterling has outlined how he feels racism can be tackled out of football after being a victim.

The England international told football authorities to make sure that any team whose fans are caught in racist abuse should be given a 9-point deduction.

Sterling went on to call for teams to be forced to play behind closed doors for three matches if racist incidents occurred.

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