The England winger is eager to get back on the pitch and get back to business after the summer break.
Feeling rested and recharged, he is particularly keen to hit the ground running in the first ever overseas Manchester derby later this week.
“It’s going to be amazing after a long rest,” said Sterling. “We just need to be ready to go.
“We’ve made sure we put the work in during the off period – our runs and our exercises – to come back ready for pre-season and we’ve been working hard all last week.
“We want to be firing from the first minute. Pre-season will be tough but we’re really looking forward to it, especially playing Man United in the States.
“It will be an amazing experience and as always, a tough game against them.”
Raheem will be starting his third season as a City player and the 22-year-old has already notched up 94 starts and 22 goals for the Blues.
He is keen to kick on again in the 2017/18 campaign but just wants to do his best for the team as and when needed.
He said: “It’s not about me next year, it’s about the team. We need to be winning trophies; we need to be getting that Premier League title back.
“For me, that’s the most important thing for next year – to be the best team in England and we’ve already made some fantastic signings this summer that will only strengthen an already strong squad.”