The German had some choice words on Twitter yesterday.
Raheem Sterling has been the talk of English football this week. It came after he conducted an interview with the BBC in which he confirmed he had rejected a £100,000-a-week contract extension with the club. He claimed it was not about the money, but his own ambitions. Fans have been less than sympathetic.
However, one former Liverpool midfielder has hinted at hypocrisy from the Liverpool faithful.
Dietmar 'Didi' Hamann spent seven years at Liverpool and was part of the team that won the 2005 Champions League Final against AC Milan.
Considered something of a fan favourite, he has become an outspoken pundit in retirement. Yesterday he seemed to criticise Liverpool fans who cheered the likes of Fernando Torres and Luis Suarez at a recent Liverpool All-Stars fundraiser, but have now lampooned Sterling after his recent contract admission:
Sterling been LFC's best player in last two seasons. Now people slate him for being rubbish only because he doesn't sign an extension.Logic?— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) April 4, 2015
I reckon these are the same people who sang Torres and Suarez name last Sunday. 2 players who couldn't get out of Anfield quick enough.— Didi Hamann (@DietmarHamann) April 4, 2015
Suarez recently joined Barcelona while Torres made a controversial switch to Chelsea. Both moved in different circumstances but were surely influenced by a desire to win regular silverware including domestic league titles - something Liverpool have not done since 1990.
Both came close to winning the league during their time at Anfield, but left soon after failed attempts. Perhaps Sterling does not feel Liverpool will ever conquer the challenge. Time will tell if he sticks around to find out.