David Silva: Liverpool did a Sterling last season…

David Silva: Liverpool \did a Sterling\ last season…

Silva points at Liverpool incident in defence of Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling has been subject to unfair criticism following the penalty decision against Shakhtar Donetsk, according to Dimitar Berbatov.

Man City midfielder David Silva has defended Raheem Sterling against claims that he should have told the referee he tripped himself against Shakhtar Donetsk.

Let me tell you from the outset, if I was playing in a match and the referee wrongly gave my team a penalty, there is no way I would want the team-mate involved telling the official he should not give it. Would I – or any defender – tell the referee to give a penalty if I made a…

Sterling fell to the ground, earning a penalty against Shakhtar in City’s Champions League clash on Wednesday night, leading to some suggestions that he should have told the referee that it was not a penalty as he had tripped himself.

In this case, he has blown for a penalty that wasnt a penalty, but there are plenty of times that they miss penalties that are cast-iron.

Nevertheless, with memories of last seasons 3-2 defeat against Jose Mourinhos side still fresh – a result that put a planned title party on hold – Jesus knows their next opponents will not be fearful of Citys recent exploits.

The goal that was incorrectly disallowed for offside [by Leroy Sane] in the Champions League against Liverpool last season – Liverpool didnt put their hands up and say, hold on, that wasnt offside, there you go.’

A scoreless World Cup leading Brazils attack appeared to leave Jesus short of confidence at the start of this season and he feels a medial knee ligament injury sustained at Crystal Palace last December took an extended toll.

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