Raheem Sterling has surely proved that despite what he is getting up to off the pitch, he is fully concentrating on delivering for Brendan Rodgers and us fans on it.
The 20-year-old has faced a mountain of criticism lately after knocking back an incredibly lucrative contract and being pictured smoking a shisha pipe. It appeared that the winger could do nothing right.
However, Sterling has gone some way to fix the damage his actions have caused with an incredible goal against Newcastle.
In the eighth minute, he received the ball on the wing following a wonderful cross-field pass from skipper Jordan Henderson. He then proceeded to move through the Magpies defence like they weren’t there, before curling a fantastic effort past a helpless Tim Krul and give us the perfect start in what – following Manchester City’s defeat yesterday – could be a massively important game for our season.
As always, Twitter has been quick to laud the goal and comment on the goalscorer:
Sterling’s goal was phenomenal
— TØLENTINØ (@MajesticManny) April 13, 2015
that goal by Sterling! absolute class
— Zaid. (@zaid_khan_96) April 13, 2015
Sterling over Walcott — Love Lost (@gatesroy1) April 13, 2015
Delightful goal from Sterling. Liverpool to increase their offer at halftime.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 13, 2015
That was a sterling effort by Raheem. — Bee (@eLBee_mufc) April 13, 2015
All of us singing ‘Raheem Sterling…your agents a knob’ in the Kop. Class haha. #lfc
— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ96) April 13, 2015