​Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has paid tribute to his old side Liverpool following their outrageous Champions League semi final comeback against Barcelona.

Trailing 3-0 from the first leg in Catalonia, the Reds stunned La Blaugrana with a remarkable 4-0 triumph at Anfield on Tuesday night. Gini Wijnaldum and Divock Origi grabbed a brace apiece to seal an improbable 4-3 aggregate victory, a result that put Jurgen Klopp’s men into their second consecutive final in the competition.

​Liverpool will meet fellow English outfit ​Tottenham Hotspur in the showpiece event in Madrid on 1st June, the Londoners having completed a ludicrous fightback of their own against Ajax to progress on away goals after a 3-3 aggregate draw across both legs.

Speaking to reporters, ​Sterling – who left the Merseysiders to join ​City for a monster £49m fee in 2015 – admitted he was pleased to see his former employers topple ​Barça. He said (as quoted by the ​Express): “I was really happy for Liverpool, I was buzzing.

“People might not believe me but it’s true. Seeing some of the boys like Hendo [Jordan Henderson] and Trent [Alexander-Arnold] in the final makes me happy, I’m really happy for them.”

The 24-year-old’s current team have the chance to secure a second ​Premier League title in a row when they face Brighton on the final day of the season this Sunday, the Citizens going into the fixture with a single point lead over the Reds.

When asked about the title race, Sterling stated: “We know how big an occasion it is. But, I’d much rather be on our side, to know if we win the game it’s ours. It will be a tough day, that’s for sure. 

“We know Brighton won’t just sit there and let us score goals. They’re safe and it is going to be a really tough day to be honest with you, but it is one I am really looking forward to.”

Source: https://www.90min.com/posts/6365263-raheem-sterling-admits-delight-at-seeing-former-team-reach-champions-league-final?utm_source=RSS