Phil Thompson jokes about Raheem Sterling on Twitter

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The Liverpool icon joked about the Manchester City winger after the Merseyside outfit's 4-1 win at the Etihad Stadium.

Phil Thompson, John Aldridge and Ian Rush were delighted with Liverpool's 4-1 win over Manchester City on Saturday evening.

They weren't the only ones, of course, but the former Reds stars had plenty to say on Twitter after the game.

Aldridge took to social media by suggesting Liverpool had made a big statement by thrashing City, especially as they had several players out injured.

Meanwhile, Thompson joked about Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, who moved to the Etihad Stadium after leaving Liverpool over the summer.

Indeed, Thompson picked James Milner over Kevin De Bruyne in his Manchester City - Liverpool combined XI heading into the game. And he defended that choice after the 4-1 win, joking that he was wrong to have picked Sterling, Yaya Toure and Fernando.

Rush's tweet was simpler: a mere celebration of a not so mere victory.

Next up for Liverpool is a Europa League clash against Bordeaux, before the Reds face Swansea City in the Premier League. Manchester City, meanwhile, face a tough trip to Juventus in the Champions League before hosting Southampton next weekend.

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