Manchester City fans react on Twitter to Raheem Sterling's debut

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The former Liverpool player has made his first appearance since joining Manchester City this summer.

Raheem Sterling’s £49million move from Liverpool to Manchester City is the biggest of the transfer window so far, and living up to that price-tag was always going to be a challenge for the England international.

But Sterling could not have asked for a better start as he scored just three minutes into his City debut in a pre-season friendly against AS Roma on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old scored 11 goals for Liverpool last season and he wasted no time getting his first for his new club, suggesting he could develop a wonderful partnership with the majestic David Silva.

Sterling and Silva played either side of promising young forward Kelechi Iheanacho and it was a joy for City fans to behold.

Sterling still has a very long way to go before he has fully justified City’s substantial outlay, with Liverpool looking like they got the better end of that particular deal for now; but for every goal he scores, he will look increasingly like the player the Blues will be hoping will help fire them to success both domestically and in Europe.

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