Former Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling maintains he is unemotional about his return to Anfield for the final of the Capital One Cup in the colors of his new club Manchester City.
The 21-year-old English winger moved from Merseyside to the city of Manchester last summer in an acrimonious transfer. In what will be his biggest match so far for the Citizens, he will now face up to his former side in the Capital One Cup Final after Liverpool beat Stoke City on penalties and Manchester City got the better of Everton during the week.
Sterling however has said that he will not let emotions come in the way of his performance against his ex-club.
“I might get one or two [messages from Liverpool players] but it’s strictly business at Wembley.” said Sterling, according to Sky Sports.
“It’s why I came here, we’re lucky enough to be in the final. It’s really well done to Liverpool because they got to the final… We’ll meet in the final and may the best team win on the day.”
Transfer saga of the summer
Before Raheem Sterling became the most expensive English player in Premier League history, there was a long drawn out period of drama at his former club, involving his agent and then Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers. Sterling refused to sign a new contract with the Reds, which forced them to sell off the player in the summer.
The winger spent 5 seasons at Anfield before his 49 million pound move to Manchester City, and he will be in the eye of the storm as the two sides clash in the Cup final.