Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has challenged in-form Englishman Raheem Sterling to keep up his impressive goalscoring record for the remainder of the season, as per a report on the Daily Mail.

Sterling has managed to find the back of the net 11 times so far this season in all competitions, the clearest indication that he has been working on his finishing.

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Sterling is the leading goalscorer for Manchester City this season and has one more than fellow team-mates Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus.

Sterling scored City’s late winner in the UEFA Champions League against Feyenoord at the Etihad on Tuesday night.

Guardiola said:

He has to just focus on playing well and getting better. We’re going to celebrate how many goals (he scores) and next season we’re going to have that record to break.

City are eight points clear in the Premier League from title rivals Manchester United and face a tricky trip to Huddersfield Town this weekend, a ground where United fell to a defeat.

Guardiola has memories of visiting the John Smith’s stadium as his City side drew there in the FA Cup last season.

We weren’t able to win there last season and we realised how complicated it is to play there. What Wagner has done speaks for itself. When they decide to high press they are so intense. They’re well-organised.