Citizens forward Raheem Sterling believes that Liverpool receive more praise for their achievements in comparison to Manchester City.
Liverpool have claimed the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup in the past seven months.
The Reds are also a serious chance to add the Premier League title to the aforementioned list of achievements, as they currently possess a 19-point lead at the top of the table with a game in hand.
With Liverpool being very successful in recent times, they have received a lot of praise. However, Sterling believes that Manchester City, who have won the last two Premier League titles, don’t receive as much praise as Liverpool do.
Sterling also suggested that it is wrong that none of Manchester City’s footballers have won any major individual awards in recent times, especially when some Liverpool players have.
“Especially in the last year where we have won the domestic quadruple including the league, to not have a player winning PFA Player of the Year kind of speaks for itself really,” Sterling said, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.
“The award was given to a Liverpool player who had a fantastic season but I look at previous seasons as well when Yaya Touré scored 20 goals from midfield and he didn’t win Player of the Year.
“Also, Sergio Agüero has been at the club for more than seven years and has scored unbelievable goals during this time, yet none of City’s players have won it.
“I think that certain players are not treated in the same way when they are from different football clubs across the country and across the world over the past few seasons. The first year we won the league, De Bruyne was unbelievable and they gave it to another player.
“Every year we win a major trophy and it’s given to an opposition player. It’s that sort of thing that doesn’t depend on us, but we keep going.”
Sterling added: “It’s something everyone can see.
“It is impossible to win the league for four or five times and none of the players were Player of the Year.
“Every team which wins the league has a player who wins Player of the Year, for sure.
“So, this year Liverpool win the league and a Liverpool player will win the Player of the Year for sure.
“We win the league for five times and we were not treated with the same respect.”
These comments from Sterling are bizarre. Manchester City have received plenty of praise over the years.
Why he felt the need to make such comments about Liverpool is quite strange. As Sterling was a Red, there is a sense that he is perhaps a little jealous of what is happening at Anfield right now. Only he can answer that, however.