Manchester City fans were hopeful that Raheem Sterling would be the hero in Wednesday night’s Champions League quarter-final second leg against Liverpool at the Etihad Stadium.
However, it was not to be as Pep Guardiola’s side lost 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate to Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool side, who have made it into the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in a decade.
Sterling played a big part in City scoring a second-minute goal on home soil as he out-muscled Virgil van Dijk, but second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino killed City’s hopes of a comeback.
Last weekend, Sterling wasted a handful of goalscoring chances against Manchester United in a 3-2 defeat, and the 23-year-old also struggled against Liverpool.
In fact, according to WhoScored.com the attacker failed to register a single shot and made just one key pass across the 90 minutes.
In addition Squawka has revealed that Sterling is yet to win a game over Liverpool in normal time since leaving Anfield for City in 2015.
Raheem Sterling has never beaten Liverpool in normal time since leaving them in the eight games he has faced them.
Haunted by his former side. pic.twitter.com/M4mb8KYyuh
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) April 10, 2018
It is safe to say that Liverpool fans are rather happy about it.