Ex-Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling is not the most popular man on Merseyside.
The 24-year-old left the club to join Manchester City for £49m in 2015. Since then he has faced a hostile reception every time he has visited Anfield and this weekend will be no different.
The Reds fans will never forgive Sterling and here’s why:
Liverpool supporters have good reason to hold a grudge against the England international. After rejecting the club’s contract offer, Sterling proceeded to pursue his move in a massively disrespectful manner.
Liverpool had given him a Premier League career and were treated with contempt during the summer months of 2015.
The Sterling transfer saga included unauthorised TV interviews, the refusal to attend a post-season tour and his agent publicly slating the club before Liverpool eventually sanctioned a transfer.
Four years on and Sterling become a world-class player under Pep Guardiola at City.
The 55-capped England man has tried to make amends with the Liverpool fans. Firstly when he expressed his regret at the way he left Anfield and again when he congratulated the club on our recent Champions League success.
Even if Reds fans wanted to forgive Sterling we can’t. He plays for our biggest rivals. The job of the fans is to make his life a misery each and every time he lines up against us.
The Kop will undoubtedly be jeering every touch Sterling makes and cheering his mistakes at Anfield this weekend.