Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling believes that the title race will be going down to the last game of the campaign. The mercurial winger was able to come up with a crucial goal against Crystal Palace during the weekend. He watched his former team, Liverpool, again a crucial advantage in the title race by beating Chelsea at Anfield. Sterling, though, knows that City will be able to win the title if they succeed in all of the remaining five league matches. Even though some of the matches are against tougher opponents like Tottenham, City have been very confident about defending the league title.
After having watched Liverpool stay at the top of the table for most of the season, Sterling says that he is being impressed with the resilience shown by the Reds, who are aiming to win the league title for the first time in Premier League history. The last league title won by Liverpool was back in 1990. Liverpool players have been very confident about winning all of their remaining four matches. In such a case, City have to win all of their league games. Sterling says that the title may not be decided in the next few weeks and the race will go into the last game of the season.
Sky Sports pundit Danny Higginbotham has backed Raheem Sterling to eclipse his goalscoring count from the previous campaign. The England international has shown good progress under the guidance of Pep Guardiola over the past two years and the previous season witnessed his best-ever campaign after contributing 23 goals across all competitions for the club.
He has continued the good run this term with seven goals in all competitions already and Higginbotham believes Sterling has the capacity of eclipsing the previous season’s feat with a 30-goal season, he said: “People still say his finishing isn’t great and we still talk about him missing chances, but this is a player who scored 23 goals last season playing as a winger more often than not.