Sterling thanks Rodgers for changing his position

Date published: Monday 26th September 2016 8:11

Raheem Sterling is looking forward to facing former manager Brendan Rodgers when Manchester City take on Celtic.

Pep Guardiola has started his reign at City with ten wins from his first ten games, and will aim to make that 11 when they visit Celtic Park on Wednesday.

Sterling has been one of the standout individuals of the campaign so far, with his strike against Swansea making it four goals and three assists in seven games.

Next up for the winger is a reunion with his former Liverpool boss Rodgers, who is now in charge at Celtic, as City look to keep their long unbeaten run going.

“He (Rodgers) was someone who gave me my full chance in the Premier League,” Sterling said. “He gave me loads of starts and opportunities, and lots of confidence.

“It will be good to see him again and I wish him well, but on the day it all comes down to winning the game.

“He was massive for me. I try to learn from every manager I work with, and he is a man I definitely learned a lot from.

“He is a fantastic guy. He played me in different positions to help me understand those roles and what it took. He was great.”

Guardiola, meanwhile, has vowed there can be no let-up as City edge closer to matching a club record of 12 consecutive victories.

“We are far from where we want to be,” Guardiola said. “It would be boring, if we were close!

“It’s never-ending in football. You can always be better, individually and collectively. The opponents always create different things, and it’s about how we solve that.

“Every game is completely different.”

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