Manchester City star Raheem Sterling is currently in better shape than Liverpool star Mohamed Salah as the duo battle it out in the Premier League title race, talkSPORT say.
After a fine performance as England captain against Ivory Coast in midweek, the striker helped his national team to another victory as the title race heats up.
Sterling picked up two assists as City beat Burnley 2-0 to stay ahead of Liverpool in the Premier League table by one point.
And as he prepares to face his former club next Sunday, he has been compared to his counterpart Mohamed Salah.
The England ace has scored 10 league goals and claimed three assists, while the Reds striker has an impressive 20 goals and set up 10 for his teammates.
But ex-Premier League striker Tony Cascarino believes, on balance, that Sterling has actually been better than the Egyptian throughout the campaign.
“Raheem Sterling just scared. The year he’s had since the Euros – he was brilliant back then,” he told the Weekend Sports Breakfast.
“This season I thought, when they signed Jack Grealish, I thought Raheem might be a bit of a player on this City team, but he’s become an absolute permanent fixture. Left or right, he tears people apart.
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“He was brilliant for England in midweek. Raheem is playing the best football of his career. Better than he was at Liverpool and better than any time at City.
He added: “Mohamed Salah was fantastic at the start of the season. At the AFCON he didn’t play so well and he had some difficult times in international football and he didn’t play so well over the last few years. last two months.
“If I take it from the start of the season, and even going back to the Euros, I can’t think of a player who has played better than Raheem Sterling.”
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