Liverpool fans are not surprised by Raheem Sterling's recent comments about Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, Sterling, who left Liverpool for the Etihad Stadium for £49 million in 2015 [BBC Sport], stated that he is 'open to challenges' after being quizzed about joining Real Madrid.
It needs to be remembered that the comments by the ex-Liverpool man came before Manchester City were banned from Europe for two seasons.
The current Premier League champions, at this moment in time, face two seasons outside of European football, which if it stands, will be a big blow to their hopes of becoming European champions.
Apart from the European Cup, City have won it all since their mega-money takeover over 10 years ago, but could that result in certain players leaving?
As mentioned above, despite Sterling's comments coming before the ban, there are still certain sections of the Liverpool fanbase who can see the speedster leaving Manchester.
The England international didn't exactly leave Anfield with his head held high, as he was highly-criticised for the manner of his exit.
Whether Liverpool or Sterling were in the right is up for debate, but if he does end up donning the Whites of Madrid then it could be a case of 'told you so' from the Merseyside giants.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of Liverpool fans reacting to Sterling's comments:
Not surprised ?— Paul Lambert (@paullambert1981) February 22, 2020
He is off— Kåre Bakke (@KaareBakke) February 21, 2020
2015 all again— scotch egg (@DUNFORD1979) February 21, 2020
One of the best business by LFC. Sold him for good money, bought Mane, the man who can win Ballon d'or 2020.— Game on (@Gameon7285) February 21, 2020
We've been telling everyone what he is. No shock here— Lerreno (@Lerreno) February 21, 2020
All too familiar!— Anuraj Malhotra (@anuraj_malhotra) February 21, 2020
Hate to see players doing this, although not surprised!!— Urijah P (@CriminalEntropy) February 21, 2020
This Sterling sounds familiar ?ﾟﾤﾔ?— Sean Carpenter (@skyvalley76) February 21, 2020
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