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Raheem Sterling: I was very raw at Liverpool

Raheem Sterling says he's a transformed player since swapping Liverpool for Manchester City four years ago.

He scored 31 times for club and country last season and is on course to beat that tally this term with 18 already to his name.

Looking back on how he has changed since his days on Merseyside, Sterling told Sport360: “I think I was a bit raw there.

“It's like anything, it was my first time as a professional and you learn things and you adapt to things.

“I'd say one difference is just to believe in myself.

“Coming off the back of two Premier League titles and the battles, I think that gives anybody confidence and belief. Also, at Liverpool when I was on the ball, I'd say I was always going down the line, then crossing the ball and then doing a little trick.

“Now it's trying to pick those moments on a regular basis where I try to affect the game for my team.

“Like scoring goals, yes. That's what I've been trying to do over the past few years. Goals, for sure, make a big difference."

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