One of the most bitter transfer sagas of recent years, Raheem Sterling’s protracted move to Manchester City back in the summer of 2015 certainly didn’t go down well on the red half of Merseyside.
The England international left Anfield in a £49m deal and the nature of his departure didn’t particularly endear him to the Reds faithful.
Now, in an interview with GQ magazine, Sterling has revealed that the reason behind leaving Liverpool was his failure to win the Premier League with them by the time he was 21.
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The comments saw Reds fans take to Twitter, and many were understandably fuming over their former charge’s apparent lack of respect for the club.
Many seemed frustrated by Sterling’s words and questioned the winger’s arrogance at expecting to win the Premier League at such a young age.
Some however were keen to move on from the now Manchester City star and pointed out that Liverpool had won the Champions League under Jurgen Klopp last season, and wondered which side had made the real progression.
Check out some of the angry reaction of Liverpool fans below:
Well it wasn’t to win the champions league
— Ray Leahey (@raygleahey) 2 July 2019
He had to win EPL by age 21? Lol. Torres comes across as an angel compared to Sterling!
— H. Brian Singson (@N30NSKY) 2 July 2019
Who cares? Your no longer relevant to us
— philstewy1 (@philstewy1) 2 July 2019
He keeps doing this, speaking out about his exit from liverpool. The fact is, I don’t think anybody really cares. He wanted to go, he got what he wanted, so be happy and stop going on like it matters. Liverpool are better without him anyway. Any of our front 3 over him any day
— Stan01 (@Stan0116) 2 July 2019
All about the money
— Jason Reid (@Jason23Reid1) 2 July 2019
…. Let him say what he wants… it’s more a reflection on him than #lfc ….
— poison ivy (@poisonivy_17) 2 July 2019
he’s turning into an El Hadji Diouf character now, not bothered..
— (@_richUK) 2 July 2019
just imagined if he had waited a little longer under Klopp
— Jacob Elkins (Unbearable) (@JacobBElkins) 2 July 2019