Those who hold Liverpool dear will find a modicum of comfort for the loss of Raheem Sterling in the questionable finishing that undermined him last season.
That and the 49 million smackers Manchester City handed the club in return for his registration.
Believers in such a theory are invited to put their money where their mouths are by the bwin odds moguls.
Sterling is 17/20 to notch under 6.5 Premier League goals in 2015/16, with the same price available that he delivers seven strikes or more for his new bosses.
At news.bwin.com the England international is expected to clear the bar cosily, with, ironically, certain Citizens’ similarities to the Reds’ near title-winning vintage of 2013/14 expected to revive his fortunes in front of goal.
Having shone brightly as part of a skilful, rapid and fluid-interchanging front-three alongside Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, Sterling cannot have been thrilled to have seen leaden-footed Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert signed last summer.
He struck nine league goals in 33 appearances in Liverpool’s nearly-campaign and should be expected to surpass that total at City.
Sergio Aguero and David Silva are arguably even better foils than Suarez and Sturridge were back in 2013/14.
Those requiring further persuasion that overs is the only way to play when it comes to Sterling league goals won’t have to look far for evidence.
Even in a campaign in which he was over-burdened with responsibility following Suarez’s departure for Barcelona, pilloried in the press and more or less constantly at loggerheads with his club he still struck seven times.
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