JAMIE REDKNAPP reckons Raheem Sterling may have fallen out with Man City boss Pep Guardiola.
And the Sky Sports pundit thinks ‘something is going on’ with the England superstar.
Jamie Redknapp reckons Raheem Sterling may have fallen out with Man City boss Pep GuardiolaCredit: Getty
Jamie Redknapp was talking about Phil Foden’s incredible impactCredit: Sky Sports
Sterling, 26, has struggled to make an impact in the last couple months after his hot streak.
The forward was on top form during the recent 21-game winning streak.
But he hasn’t scored for City since the 1-0 victory against Arsenal and was on the bench for Wednesday night’s win at Aston Villa.
And Redknapp wondered whether something has happened between Sterling and his boss.
The ex-Liverpool midfielder was talking about Phil Foden’s incredible impact and the battle for a place in England’s team.
And he said on Sky Sports: “He (Foden) almost in competition with his mate (Sterling) and he (Southgate) has got to pick one of them with Rashford, and Kane is a certainty.
“If you’re going to play him on that side, Sterling at the moment, something is going on.
“He’s in and out of the team and seems to have fallen out with Pep.”
Redknapp was full of praise for Foden after his equaliser sparked a turnaround at Villa Park.
City came from behind to win 2-1 and move 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League.
And Foden was the star of the show for Guardiola’s men once again.
Redknapp said: “We always get excited about young talent but this kid is the real deal.
“He is amazing. For such a young player to play with so much flair and aggression – it’s incredible.
“Sometimes you worry that when a young kid gets too much, too early, they’re going to lose that hunger and desire but if this kid keeps accelerating at this rate, anything is possible for him. It’s frightening.”
Boss Guardiola added: “He’s growing. He’s making steps forward and his influence on our game is massive right now.
“He is becoming a serious player. The players dictate who they are on the pitch. In the last games especially, he is becoming really important.”
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