Raheem Sterling has confessed his undying love for Liverpool as the forward stopped short of shutting down a future return to Anfield during a candid social media Q&A session.
The Manchester City star took control of the Instagram account of Colossal Sports Management, the agency that looks after his affairs, on Monday night and was asked directly if he would return to Liverpool one day.
Sterling replied, “Would I ever go back to Liverpool? To be honest with you I love Liverpool.
“Don’t get it twisted; they are always in my heart. It’s a team that done a lot for me growing up so…”
The England international left Liverpool for City in 2015 in what was an acrimonious £49million transfer.
Sterling has since spoken publicly about his regret at how his Merseyside departure played out and now the 25-year-old has admitted he continues to hold a soft spot for his former club.
During the social media takeover, Sterling also revealed his admiration for England’s famed midfield triumvirate of Paul Scholes, Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard ? claiming he’d select the trio over Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Xabi Alonso.
“I’m sorry but I’ve got to go with Lamps, Gerrard and Scholes,” he said.
“Don’t get me wrong, Iniesta, Xavi and Alonso are unbelievable players and they have won everything but, growing up watching Gerrard, Lampard and Scholes…frightening.”