In a bid to better Sterling’s goalscoring prowess, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has prescribed extra finishing training for the forward.
Sterling, who joined City for Â£49 million has already scored six goals for the club this season despite being deployed as a winger.
While Sterling reached double figures last season for Liverpool, Pellegrini is certain the youngster can better that record.
“I knew that he had scored eleven for Liverpool, but I don’t think that’s a huge amount for Raheem,” the Chilean coach said of Sunday’s trip to Aston Villa.
“He must score more and to do that he must work a lot.
“He soon settled into our style of play and I’m happy that he has six already, but of course Raheem is a young player and I was sure from the beginning that he must improve a lot.
“When you are 21 years old (sic) and you work as a good professional, you must improve. Playing every day with important players is good for a young player, you are always learning from experienced players.
“But the third thing, which is very important, is that the style we play is good for him. He will have good chances to score.
“Now we must be quiet and let him do it in the correct way.”