Raheem Sterling finished like Ricky Gervais, jokes Liverpool manager

Tottenham 0 Liverpool 3: Brendan Rodgers can afford a wry chuckle at Raheem Sterling's second-half miss after emphatic win

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers was in fine form following Liverpool’s 3-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur, managing to poke fun at a second-half miss by Raheem Sterling.

The England international had broken the deadlock at White Hart Lane after a slick move involving Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge teed up Sterling for a simple finish in the eighth minute.

He dribbled through the Spurs defence like Ricky Villa, but his finish was more like Ricky Gervais

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool doubled their lead shortly after half-time when Steven Gerrard converted from the spot following Eric Dier’s foul on Joe Allen before Alberto Moreno scored a superb solo goal to seal a 3-0 win.

However, the Reds could have added a fourth when Sterling collected Emre Can’s pass and dribbled past three Tottenham defenders in Hugo Lloris’s area only to miscue his finish into the grateful goalkeeper’s hands.

And after the 3-0 win, the Liverpool manager first praised Sterling for the quality of his run before having a chuckle at the 19-year-old’s expense after a poor finish.

“He was exceptional today. But I had to laugh when he almost scored the fourth,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.

“He dribbled through the Spurs defence like Ricky Villa, but his finish was more like Ricky Gervais.”


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