In case you missed it today, arguably the biggest piece of non-Liverpool news from the Premier League was Manchester City signing Germany midfielder Leroy Sane for £37 million.
The 20-year-old played for Germany in this summer’s European Championships and received a glowing reference from City’s new boss, Pep Guardiola, who called him a “special talent and an exciting player”.
Most interestingly, he is best deployed as either a winger or attacking midfielder, thus putting him into direct competition with a player we all love to hate, Raheem Sterling.
Sterling, of course, joined City for £49 million last summer after supposedly telling Brendan Rodgers on the first day of pre-season that he didn’t want to play for him anymore.
It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that lots of Liverpool fans have been enjoying giving Sterling a taste of his own medicine:
Liverpool really scammed City with Sterling.
— Wild Blue Beast (@j4pres) August 2, 2016
@LFC Sterling was quick to move away from Liverpool fc…big competition now for him!!!he shouldn’t have been so greedy to leave LFC
— shamlan (@shamoz786) August 2, 2016
How gutted is Raheem Sterling now that he left Liverpool. He’s now also behind Leroy Sane. Anlakkyyyyy
— Thomas Braniff (@Braniff91) August 2, 2016
@10Tomrobbo best thing Brendon Rodgers did was trick people into thinking sterling ws a good player. Got Liverpool 49 mill ??
— bilzy (@billyodb) August 2, 2016
Sane and KDB as wingers??? City are going to be tough to beat this season! Sterling will be joining West Ham promptly too ahahahah
— Elliott (@E11iott_) August 2, 2016
Sane signed for city, looks like a season on the bench for Sterling hahaha
— Jamie (@jamiehepz) August 2, 2016
Imagine Stones becoming the world’s most expensive defender. It’s like e that time Liverpool convinced City that Sterling was above average
— Paul (@pablodiablo311) July 28, 2016