Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has said that the Citizens are on course for a successful season despite the fact that they have not been able to compete with Liverpool for the Premier League crown. Jurgen Klopp’s side have been in splendid form throughout the top-flight season and they are currently on course to win the league title with a number of games to spare.
Speaking in an interview, Sterling acknowledged that the Citizens were not consistent enough in the Premier League and credit must go to the Reds, who have been by far the better team in the division, he told: “The Premier League, the bread and butter, fair play to Liverpool they have been better than everyone. I wouldn’t say we gave up – we weren’t consistent enough for long enough. We didn’t purposely give away the title.”
He added that the Citizens are still competing in the FA Cup and Champions League and they could still end the campaign on a successful note by winning three trophies including the Carabao Cup which they lifted last month, he concluded: “It is always nice to get a trophy. Now it is the business end and we have a lot to fight for. We are one trophy down and confident we can go to do major things this season. It is just as special as always. If you are not winning trophies you will finish the season very disappointed. Our motivation is to win every trophy we are involved in. We can finish in the top four and win the other two cups. It could still be a successful season.”
The Citizens are currently a staggering 22 points behind Liverpool at the top of the league standings with a game in hand. As such, they have no chances of claiming a third-straight title unless the Reds go through an extended run of winless games. Manchester City are scheduled to face Manchester United on the road this weekend and they will be keen to get the better of the rivals. Surprisingly, City have succumbed to two defeats from the three meetings against United this season and Pep Guardiola will surely expect the team to come up with a better performance.