It has been a brilliant November so far for Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling both on and off the pitch.
The 23-year-old managed to grab goals in recent games against Southampton and Shakhtar Donetsk, while he also put pen to paper on a new contract that will see him remain at the Etihad until 2023 — a contract that was well earned.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, Sterling has become one of Manchester City’s most influential figures on the pitch and a significantly better footballer.
His goal output has massively increased and has the potential to get even better if the former Liverpool man can fine-tune his finishing even further.
This season, Sterling has already scored six Premier League goals, while in the previous campaign he managed to find the back of the net on 18 occasions.
On top of his goal threat, what also makes the England international so dangerous is his ability when it comes to running at players.
He can beat a defender on the inside or outside with either foot on either flank, making him such an effective winger to have.
In that sense, Sterling is very similar to Chelsea’s Pedro during his trophy-laden years at Barcelona with Guardiola. Compared to Pedro, though, Sterling looks to have more goal-scoring potential than the Spaniard during his younger years at the Camp Nou.
All in all, Sterling is now one of Manchester City’s most important players with his new contract solidifying that.