Raheem Sterling has been criticised by Liverpool fans for his cheap comments about his former club after he was handed the Integrity and Impact Award at the BT Sport Industry Awards.

The 24-year-old completed a move worth £49million to Manchester City in 2015 and has since won the Premier League once and the League Cup twice.

While fans have never expected him to speak glowingly about Liverpool following his switch, it was also unexpected that he would make snide comments about the Reds either.

Sterling was rightly recognised for his bid to raise awareness about racism in football with the Integrity and Impact Award but showed a lack of class by using his speech to have a dig at Liverpool.

Raheem Sterling and Alex Scott.

Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images for Sport Industry Group

Asked about the pressures of this season’s intense Premier League title race,  Sterling replied: “Any slip and you’ve got the Liverpool guys that can go on top and you don’t want.

“I don’t want that and I don’t think anybody wants that!”

Liverpool fans are used to being pitted against most other football supporters as a collective but it’s surprising that Sterling would fuel the anti-Liverpool rhetoric.

 

Liverpool fans will now be hoping that Manchester City or Sterling, in particular, can slip up and hand them the title.

If that does happen, this clip will forever be used against him and will be a prime example of why it’s best to let your football do the talking as he has done for the most part of the year.

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