Joe Cole feels this Man City star can become an all-time great

Manchester City reclaimed the top spot from Liverpool after they hammered Chelsea 6-0 at the Etihad stadium

Sergio Aguero claimed the match ball for his second hattrick in a span of 8 days. Raheem Sterling scored 2 and Ilkay Gundogan scored once to mark Chelsea’s heaviest defeat in over 25 years. Man City now have 65 points from 27 games and are ahead of Liverpool on goal difference, who have one extra game in hand. Tottenham Hotspur are 5 points behind those two on 60.

Raheem Sterling has been in great form this season. The 24 year old has scored 14 goals in 33 appearances this season, 12 of which have come in the Premier league. Sterling has also set up another 15 goals for his teammates across all competitions and is second in the Premier league in terms of goals assisted. Overall, he has been directly involved in 29 goals in 33 appearances, which is just terrific. Raheem Sterling has taken his game to a different level under Pep Guardiola and has become one of the first names on Guardiola’s team sheet. Former England and Chelsea star Joe Cole feels that Raheem Sterling has the potential to become a Premier league great,

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“I think he’s turned himself into a top, top player.

And a lot of credit has to go to Pep Guardiola and people like that. But the lad takes on lessons and you look at the positions he takes up and the amount of goals he scores now and, at the age he’s at, there’s still extra levels to go. 

“We could be talking in five years time of Raheem Sterling being one of the top Premier League players of all time if he keeps on winning trophies, keeps on scoring goals.”

The great thing about him is — because he’s taken a move from Liverpool to Manchester — there’s been a lot of weight on his shoulders,” Cole continued. “He’s taken that on and he looks almost mentally indestructible at the moment.
“Just to get in that team is a feat in itself, but he’s one of the top players in that team. And that is some going, and we should feel lucky and proud to have him as an English player and playing in our national team.”

Author’s Take

There is no doubt that Sterling has improved tremendously under Guardiola. He just needs to keep doing what he is doing right now and greatness will follow.

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