‘Perfection!’: Football supporters laud Raheem Sterling’s ‘ridiculous’ strike against Sporting Lisbon as Manchester City’s in-form attacker notches his 150th club career goal
- Football fans have hailed Raheem Sterling following his goal at Sporting Lisbon
- The Englishman thundered an effort into the top corner in Man City’s 5-0 rout
- Sterling, 27, has been in fine form and social media is awash with huge praise
- City are hoping to tie the attacker down to a new deal. His contract ends in 2023
Football supporters have taken to social media to laud Raheem Sterling’s ‘ridiculous’ strike against Sporting Lisbon after the Manchester City star maintained his fine form in the Champions League.
Sterling, 27, has been in sensational fettle for Pep Guardiola’s side in recent weeks and arrived in Lisbon in a confident mood having bagged a hat trick against Norwich last time out.
And the Englishman picked up from where he left off in East Anglia, scoring City’s fifth goal on the night with a thunderous effort from distance.
Football supporters have taken to social media to laud Raheem Sterling after his stunning goal
Picking up the ball from Bernardo Silva on the edge of the Sporting area, Sterling turns, shifts the ball onto his right foot and launched a spectacular strike that arrowed into the top corner.
Sterling’s effort on Tuesday night was his 150th club career goal and fans have taken to Twitter to hail the 27-year-old.
‘This is ridiculous!’ one fan wrote, while another shared a clip of Sterling’s strike with the caption: ‘Perfection’.
‘Put some respect on his name, top player,’ another fan wrote. ‘Some people say he’s just a tap in merchant,’ one user added.
The 27-year-old scored a sensational goal to help Man City to a 5-0 win over Sporting Lisbon
Social media has been awash with praise for the Manchester City and England attacker
Another fan made the bold claim that Sterling is the ‘best English winger of all time’.
Sterling also took time to bask in his latest superb effort, tweeting: ‘Top’ with a bin emoji alongside footage of his strike.
Sterling’s rich vein of form has served as a timely reminder to City’s hierarchy of his contractual dilemma. The Englishman’s current deal expires next summer but there has been little progress in negotiations.
‘Nobody doubts how important it is,’ City boss Pep Guardiola said of Sterling’s future. ‘What I want is [day after day] to play good. Not just him, but all the players. If we count the amount of games he has played since we are together, it is a lot. He is a key player.
‘About the future, I don’t know what is going to happen. The club decides. I give my opinion but of course the club takes the decision all the time.’
Guardiola is hoping to tie Sterling down to an extended deal with his contract ending next year