Liverpool fans give unlikely praise to Sterling after he opened up about hardships

Liverpool fans have had a difficult relationship with Raheem Sterling ever since he left the club to join Manchester City in 2015.

At the time, many supporters perceived his transfer as financially-motivated, and plenty felt that he was abandoning the club that had been a key part of his development.

Since leaving Anfield, though, Sterling has picked up more than just a bumper salary, he has won two trophies, including the Premier League title.

The 23-year-old has become a crucial member of Pep Guardiola’s team and he shone during the 2017-18 campaign by scoring 23 goals and racking up 12 assists.

As well as Liverpool fans, Sterling has had a tough relationship with the media.

Every so often, tabloids create articles about the England international’s lavish spending, or alternatively when he chooses to be frugal.

In a piece forĀ The Players Tribune, Sterling opened up about his past and his close relationship with his mother.

The frank and honest extract caused some Liverpool fans to put their hatred aside and praise the young star.