Love him? Hate him? Liverpool fans drool over once unanimously hated Raheem Sterling

Liverpool fans on Twitter have been busy sharing their views on Raheem Sterling, a player who used to divide opinion around the club given the manner in which he left Anfield for Manchester City back in 2015 – now, however, he appears to have stolen plenty of hearts.

The Reds academy graduate swapped Merseyside for Manchester when the Citizens snapped him up in a deal worth £49m, and he has since gone on to become one of the deadliest forwards in the league and a player who is currently in world-class form.

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It isn’t all that simple, however. Sterling left Liverpool after the club decided to cancel contract negotiations with the attacker, following a number of incidents involving his agent, Aidy Ward, that didn’t sit right with the Reds fans.

Ward slammed club icon Jamie Carragher and said that Sterling wouldn’t sign a new contract at Anfield even if he was offered £900,000-a-week.

These acts from Sterling’s agent somewhat tainted his reputation amongst the Liverpool fanbase, and he was quickly labelled as a ‘money grabber‘ by many.

However, following his recent fine form and his work in actively fighting racism in football, we are seeing a far more mature figure and one who has got the Liverpool fans on Twitter reflecting on his departure in a more measured light.

Here’s what they’ve had to say…