Liverpool and Manchester City are believed to have agreed on a £49m transfer fee for the 20-year-old, with the former QPR prodigy now expected to complete a medical and agree to personal terms.
Milner, who joined Liverpool from Manchester City this summer, says he “frustrated” during his time at the Etihad and hinted that Sterling should not expect to be in the side every week.
“I had one season in the middle at Villa and that prompted City to spend a hell of a lot of money for me,” Milner told The Sun.
“I was in the team of the year, went to the World Cup as one of the in-form centre midfielders but never really got that chance at City and developed into a utility player.
“There were times I won Player of the Month and then didn’t play for three, four or five games after.
“It was very frustrating at times.
“It’s disappointing I did not get the chance to maybe play 20 games in the middle and show people what I could do.
“You want a fair crack of the whip and if you’re playing well you deserve to hold on to the shirt.
“I felt valued by the manager and the club but I was always going to be filling in.”
Sterling’s transfer to City will make the youngster the most expensive Englishman in history and is a major gamble for the cashed-up Premier League side considering his lack of experience in the Champions League.
However, City are desperate to sign home grown talent and it seems the club see Sterling as a gamble worth taking.
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