Gary Neville was in an unenviable position commentating on Liverpool's stalemate with Manchester City. Sterling has started the season superbly and has four goals and two assists in six Premier League games, the 23-year-old is playing some of the best football of his career and don't be surprised if he scored against his former club.
In that time, they have only allowed 13 shots on target, highlighting how hard they are to break down on home soil.
"We feel we can compete with any team but people seem to be just dismissing other teams and making it a two-horse race, which is not the case", Robertson told Sky Sports. We have played City often and they are outstanding. They have been on a great run. So stick around and I'll give you instant highlights of the goals as they go in, along with the usual pre-match chat.
After four goal-filled meetings with City last season, the latest clash between Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola's men failed to spark in similar fashion.
With Sergio Aguero substituted, the Brazil worldwide striker was ready to take the 86th-minute spot kick, but the City boss instructed Benjamin Mendy to tell Riyad Mahrez to take it instead.
But I said already in an interview, we have to start thinking about the players. We got one, which is fine.
"They struggled to get a foothold in the first half".
It's one thing thumping them in from 12 yards at the Etihad Campus - "he shoots ideal penalties in training", claimed Guardiola.
Spare a thought for Neville, though, who joked before the game that he was ready to watch his "least favourite teams" in his "least favourite game of the season". Unfortunately, the deadlock wasn't broken.
"We can play a lot better but on days when you are not at your best it is important not to drop points".
Klopp shuffled his defence for the visit of City, with Dejan Lovren brought into central defence and Joe Gomez moved from the middle to right-back.
Guardiola also admitted after the game that it was "quite special" to keep a clean sheet at Anfield as he, once again, strayed into Mourinho territory by cherishing the shut-out.
"We had our chances as well; it's not as if it was their game for the taking". We tried to win but at the end we need to be happy - I need to be happy - that we didn't lose it because of the penalty.