Monday 26 September 2016

Raheem Sterling Focus

Published 21/11/2015 | 19:31

Raheem Sterling and his Manchester City team were blown away by his old side Liverpool
Raheem Sterling and his Manchester City team were blown away by his old side Liverpool

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling faced his former club Liverpool on Saturday for the first time since his £49million summer move.

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Here, Press Association looks at how the 20-year-old performed in the 4-1 defeat.

REACTION

Booed by the visiting fans every time he touched the ball, those same fans were chanting "Sterling, what's the score" at the end. He got a better reception from his former team-mates.

INFLUENCE

Followed the pattern of his team in general - started brightly but quickly began to wane and was virtually anonymous by the end of the first half. Saw more of the ball as the game opened up, but did not do enough with it.

GOAL THREAT

Had one chance to shoot, but squared to Sergio Aguero in the second half and his effort was saved. Missed from three yards out late on.

OVERALL

Not the game - definitely not the result - the youngster would have envisaged on his reunion with the club where he made his name.

Press Association

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