After all that’s been said and done, Raheem Sterling has the last laugh in his début for Manchester City at the MCG.

Despite an early touch resulting on his backside, Sterling silenced the haters scoring 137 seconds into his début.

We are not sure how many Liverpool fans were in the building, but there was significant number of boos for the ex-Liverpool winger on Tuesday night.

Sterling only played 45 minutes but proved to be a perfect fit, marking his territory on the left wing for the Sky Blues. 

Current Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is under fire from Liverpool fans after supporting his ex-team-mate on twitter last night.


Liverpool fans are amazing but i hope@sterling31 will play at his best because he deserve it. He’s a good guy young and talented…..

Support him like you always did. He gave everything to this club and respects, it so I’m sad to see this. YNWA, Liverpool is a family ALWAYS.”


Manchester City team-mate, Samir Nasri has defended Sterling, offering his assistance when dealing with public scrutiny back in England.

Nasri is no stranger to the controversy, after leaving Arsenal on bad terms followed by a permanent fall out with the French national team.

“It’s really good for his confidence, really good for the team”.

"You always have stupid fans on a football pitch. The same thing happened to me when I left Arsenal. I just think you have to move on. He chose to come to Manchester City, they have to respect his decision. He’s a young player, talented. Just let him play, he’s going to show you how talented he is.”

“We didn’t expect any other fans to be there. So it’s a little surprise and weird. So if he needs any advice or anything about, he can come to ask me.”

Fans will have the opportunity to see Sterling back in action against Real Madrid in a sell out on Friday night at the MCG.

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