Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling inspires Manchester City with two quick goals

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When the world realised that Raheem Sterling was celebrating his 21st birthday today, plenty of Liverpool fans took the opportunity to bring out that classic snake meme they've been liberally using since the summer. 

But Sterling responded in the best way possible, by reminding them exactly what they lost when Brendan Rodgers agreed to sell him to Manchester City for £49miilion.

Borussia Monchengladbach were threatening run away with all three points at the Etihad Stadium, leading 2-1 in the Champions League tie with just 11 minutes remaining. Enter Sterling.


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The England international scored two goals in two minutes to completely flip the tie around. Wilfried Bony then capped the evening with City's fourth. With Juventus losing in Sevilla, the Citizens leapfrogged the Italian champions to take top spot in Group D.

It was a reminder that Sterling is continuing his ascent to the top of world football without the support of the Anfield faithful. Those believing he left purely for money are being proved wrong with every fine performance.

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And, alongside the Twitter meltdown that ensued following Manchester United's dramatic exit, football fans were purring over Sterling's performance. Here we take a look at some of the best.

Sterling then spoke to the press, claiming it had been a dream come true to score in the Champions League. Here is that interview:

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