Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling may have been making headlines for his contract situation in recent times, but it was his performance on the field that came under the spotlight this weekend.
The England international started Liverpool’s Premier League match against Arsenal on Saturday but struggled to change the course of the game during his time on the pitch, having no shots on goal, playing no key passes and doing little in terms of defensive duties.
He was not the only Liverpool player to have an off-day; in fact few could leave the field with their heads held anywhere close to high. But when you consider Sterling’s innate ability and his ongoing contract situation, he really should have done better in what was a make-or-break match for Liverpool.
Manchester United’s victory later the same day means Liverpool are now eight points outside the top four with only seven games remaining.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Sterling’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
Raheem Sterling has been very poor today. Very disappointing @LFC— Michael Bersey (@MickBersey04) April 4, 2015
Raheem Sterling really is a poor finisher. Fantastic dribbler, lightning quick, clever in his movement. Poor finisher.— Ryan Deeney (@RyanDeeney_T92) April 4, 2015
@sterling31 I wouldn't pay you in chocolate buttons, so overrated, unbelievable you've got this far, to predictable, cut inside every time— James feist (@feasty04) April 4, 2015
@sterling31 hopefully this acts as a wake-up call. You wouldnt have gotten in ahead of ANY of that Arsenal team today. So re-think things :)— Cyril Hennessy (@CyrilH_) April 4, 2015
Another game where we were terrible. Sterling was crap again. Lucas looks unfit.. Sturridge playing like an old man..Looks brittle.— Hassan (@hassassin2608) April 4, 2015
Markovic should have had a shot there. You just have to be selfish in front of goal. Terrible pass, so can't blame Sterling honestly.— Waleed Abu Nada (@waleedabunada) April 4, 2015
Sterling conversion rate has to be up there with the worst. Chance creation yeah great, but his finishing is woeful.— Rhys Messenger (@RhysMessenger93) April 4, 2015