Twitter reacted strongly to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ comments comparing Raheem Sterling to Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez…
Comments made by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers have caused Twitter to explode, with the Merseyside manager comparing Raheem Sterling to Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, as reported by the BBC.
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Rodgers drew comparisons between the two stars following the Reds’ 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday; a game in which Sterling bagged himself a brace.
The 20-year-old Englishman scored either side of Lazar Markovic’s strike, his performance ensuring the Merseysiders progressed to the next round.
After the game, the Northern Irish manager claimed that Sterling was a similar player to Arsenal’s summer signing Alexis Sanchez.
“Raheem Sterling was brilliant. I played him as a striker, but you get different types of striker”, he said.
“He’s more of an Alexis Sanchez when he plays as a striker – he’s not going to pin the defender. He plays in the spaces and he’s got the speed to get in behind.”
This resulted in a torrent of Twitter reactions from fans, with most branding Rodgers insane for his off the cuff remarks.
oh and yeah, how dare you BR comparing Sterling to Sanchez. Sanchez does everything Sterling can’t do.
— smakdown (@lezituman) December 18, 2014
Sterling is like 19 and the best player for Liverpool. Man, someone rescue that young boy before they kill him
— Zeets (@Phaetonv2) December 14, 2014
Rogers haha Sterling is Sanchez caliber cause he scored against Bournemouth. Really is clueless ain’t he.
— Geraint Morgan (@Gez_Morgan) December 18, 2014
Why are people racing about sterling again now? It was Bournemouth. Comparing him to Sanchez is ridiculous
— mark foy (@markfoy3011) December 18, 2014
Brendan Rodgers comparing sterling to Sanchez after sterling scores 2 against Bournemouth???? pic.twitter.com/4d2sI4HKQf
— Josh (@Josh30405862) December 18, 2014
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) December 18, 2014
Sanchez has been a revelation for the Gunners this season, and has been in inspired form since his switch from Barcelona in the summer. The North Londoners have been relying heavily on the world class Chilean to drag them through a number of tough games, but following back to back 4-1 wins Arsene Wenger’s side look to be finding form.
Sterling is undoubtedly extremely talented, but it is perhaps a little too early for Rodgers to be comparing him to the likes of Sanchez.