MANCHESTER CITY winger Raheem Sterling has spoken of his undying love for Liverpool as he refused to rule out a return to his former stomping ground.
The 25-year-old – who still has three years left to run on his deal at the Etihad – swapped the Reds for City in 2015 in a £49million deal.
Sterling joined the Liverpool academy from Queens Park Rangers in 2010, before making his first team debut at the age of 17 when he came on as a substitute against Wigan in March 2012.
The England international went on to make 129 appearances for the Merseyside outfit, scoring 23 goals in all competitions.
But his departure remains a sore subject for Liverpool fans, who often greet him with jeers and boos whenever he returns to Anfield.
Still, the Jamaican-born forward has revealed he loves the club during an Instagram Q&A session on his agency’s account.
Asked by a fan if he would consider returning to to the Reds, Sterling said: “Would I ever go back to Liverpool?
“To be honest with you I love Liverpool.
“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 gone from strength to strength since leaving Liverpool – helping City to two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and three League Cups.
He has scored an impressive 89 goals in 230 games for Pep Guardiola’s men – but has had a challenging start to 2020.
Prior to the season being suspended due to coronavirus, Sterling hadn’t recorded a single goal or assist since scoring twice against Wolves on December 27.