Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that his young gun Raheem Sterling will need to get used to being booed by opposition fans, as reported by the Daily Express.
Sterling has emerged as one of the top young talents in the Premier League over the last calendar year, and as a result, Rodgers is unsurprised that the star is being targeted by the fans of the teams that the Reds face in the league.
He was not excused from this treatment at the weekend, when he visited his former side Queens Park Rangers.
Despite being singled out for rough treatment, Sterling was his usual exceptional self, and his stunning run in the last minute was imperative to Liverpool winning the game 3-2.
Sterling broke free from his markers as Liverpool counter attacked in injury time, bursting through into the penalty area.
A short pass across the box was then accidentally turned in by QPR’s Steven Caulker, giving Liverpool a valuable win.
Rodgers is unsurprised that Sterling has been targeted, saying: “Good players get booed.
That is something Raheem Sterling might get from time to time.”