Raheem Sterling underwhelmed as Manchester City slipped to a home defeat in the Champions League to Juventus.
After a 100 per cent start to the season in the Premier League, City's loss had an echo of similarity to previous Champions League campaigns getting off to poor starts.
Sterling himself had a disappointing season in the competition for Liverpool a year ago, knocked out at the group stages.
He signed for City in the summer for £49 million, and would have hoped to make a major impact on the big stage at The Etihad.
Sterling played 70 minutes of the 2-1 defeat, having missed two opportunities to beat Gianluigi Buffon in the Juventus goal.
His wastefulness prompted comments from watching Liverpool fans, who suggested he has not improved from the player who failed to raise his game in similar circumstances in 2014/15.
Sterling also did not create a single chance, recording a pass completion of 81 per cent.
In his defence, the quality of the opposition and the goalkeeper made it difficult for any City player to shine, lacking star striker Sergio Aguero.
Sterling is still settling into playing on the big stage, and will have better nights. For City's sake of progression this season, they will hope they come sooner rather than later.
Here is a look at what Liverpool fans had to say about his display...
It's hard to criticise Sterling without sounding bitter but he was awful tonight.Much like he was last year.. Can't use his pace #LFC— Top of the Kops (@Darren_Houston) September 15, 2015
Raheem Sterling transferring his #LFC champions league form with him to man city I see— Michael Lennon (@Mikes_musings) September 15, 2015
There will be days when we will accept Sterling is worth 50m but today isnot that day.. #lfc— Red Man (@WewantR) September 15, 2015
LFC fan (@Evo1983) September 15, 2015
Raheem Sterling missing two clear cut chances and Citeh losing in the end should have #LFC fans sleeping well.— Zeus⚡ (@_Tladi) September 15, 2015
Anyone notice how Raheem Sterling did today what he so often did at #LFC? Got glorious chance...missed...lost. Not rejoicing tho— Dennis Marlon (@dennisbroox) September 15, 2015
Morata is Class. Should have got him after Suarez left.The Sterling of last season is back. Failing to deliver on the big stage again! #LFC— John OB (@objohnob) September 15, 2015