Sterling admits he was 'stubborn' to ensure summer move went through

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who spent three-and-a-half years at Anfield, admitted that he was 'stubborn' during the summer to ensure his big-money switch to Manuel Pellegrini's men went through.

The talented Englishman, 20, was linked with plenty of top European clubs as he rejected Brendan Rodgers' two offers of a contract extension - with the weekly wage offered believed to be £100,000-a-week to keep him at Liverpool beyond his 18-month contract (at the time).

Sterling reveals his stubborn side following switch

Since his departure from the Reds, the 2014 Golden Boy winner has been greeted with plenty of abuse from bitter supporters over his exit, suggesting he was greedy over money and this overshadowed his desire to win trophies elsewhere.

As quoted by Manchester Evening News, the exciting forward said: "I'm really stubborn. Everything goes through one ear and out the other - my mum says that as well. If there is something I want to do, I do it."

Raheem admits the move was difficult to navigate

On the move, he described it as "difficult", because there was obviously plenty of "negativity" surrounding his future.

Despite this though, the Jamaican-born youngster is adamant that he has no regrets over the switch itself - saying that his heart was "saying that is what I should do [move to City]", and he does not regret the decision at all.

Praise for his new teammates

At Liverpool, especially following the departures of Luis Suárez and Steven Gerrard, there was more of an expectancy on Sterling to help steady the ship with plenty of inconsistency hurting the Reds' bid to solidify a place in the top four.

As an attack-minded player with plenty of quality, as well as potential to develop even further, he cited that as one of his main reasons for leaving. He felt as though, with the star-studded players at Pellegrini's disposal, he'd not be under as much pressure to perform each match - instead helping accomodate those players to improve his own game.

He's done relatively well since his move, saying: "I've been doing okay [at City], I'm happy to be top of the League and I've scored in a few important games as well. Hopefully I can keep scoring, it's been a good few months and hopefully it can continue."

On his teammates, he said they've "been around achieving great things" for both club and country for "a number of years", so he's "happy" to be in a squad like that with plenty of experience around him.