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Ex-Man City star Sinclair raps Liverpool fans: Why the Sterling hatred?

Former Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair says Liverpool fans must share the blame for Monday's England bust-up.

Sinclair believes fans are partly to blame for the bust up between City winger Raheem Sterling and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

He told talkSPORT: "He moved to Manchester City because he wanted to win trophies and he's won six major trophies since signing for them.

"Now, how can Liverpool fans be calling him out? He went there as a young player, he gave everything for the red shirt when he was there, and he was sold for a record fee. Why is there hatred towards him?

"This has definitely added fuel to the fire; I don't think Raheem reacts in this way (towards Gomez) if the fans aren't singing that. It's a hatred that everyone could hear in the stadium and everyone could hear on the TV.

"I don't know how this is not getting dealt with because I don't feel one player should have that extreme abuse against him.

"We all know Raheem Sterling – he's a diamond of a player, he's an inspiration to millions and let's get it right, if England had a few more players like Raheem we'd be in a good place."

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