Raheem Sterling expects Manchester City to bounce back the next season following Liverpool’s Premier League triumph this season.
With a massive 25-point gap from the league leaders, Manchester City can do nothing but only wait as to see themselves get dethroned as champions of the Premier League.
Pep Guardiola’s side narrowly beat Liverpool and landed their second consecutive league title last season.
Up until now, City have been the dominant force in England having won the majority of the past few domestic competitions. But Jurgen Klopp’s appointment has seen a dynamic shift with the spotlight increasingly turning to Liverpool.
Speaking ahead of Sunday’s Manchester derby, Raheem Sterling has urged his side to be prepared to fight back and try to bring an end to his former team’s dominance.
“We have been slacking, we haven’t kept our standards that we know we can keep to. It’s in Liverpool’s hands and that’s it. We won the league twice in a row. Liverpool are winning, leading at this point in time,” Sterling told Sky Sports.
“But I’m pretty sure that come the end of the season our boys will go away and come back again very hurt if they do pick up the league. And we will be up and running for next season for sure.
“[It will be] a massive reaction.”