Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp doesn't expect Raheem Sterling to be fazed by Liverpool supporters when Manchester City play host to the Reds on Saturday.
Writing in his column for Sky Sports, Redknapp has suggested that Sterling won't care about the 'stick' he's set to face from the Liverpool faithful.
Sterling, of course, left Merseyside in controversial circumstances when he completed a mega-money move to the Etihad in the summer transfer window.
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Unsurprisingly, then, the England international has been subjected to criticism from the Anfield army recently, but Redknapp – a former Liverpool player – believes Sterling will take it in his stride as he goes in search of producing a fine performance against his previous club.
Redknapp stated: “Raheem Sterling has produced moments of brilliance for Manchester City this season - and will be unfazed by Liverpool fans on Saturday.
“Raheem Sterling will get plenty of stick from Liverpool fans on Saturday - but I suspect he won't care in the slightest.
“There's a lot of bad feeling among Liverpool supporters towards him in terms of how he left for Manchester City in the summer, but I don't think he believes he did anything wrong.”
To his credit, Sterling has enjoyed a fine start to life in Manchester; the talented youngster is already a key man under the guidance of Manuel Pellegrini, so Liverpool's back-line will have to be at their best to stop him coming to prominence tomorrow evening.
With four goals in 11 league games, the tricky winger will no doubt be desperate to get on the score-sheet against Jurgen Klopp's side.
Klopp and Co. will certainly believe that they can upset the odds; if they play like they did at Stamford Bridge against champions Chelsea a few weeks ago, then there's no reason why they won't be able to secure a positive result against the table-toppers.
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