Sterling just continues to impress.
To approach the Liverpool fans at the end of Sunday's match, after receiving the usual hate from sections of the crowd, was brave.
To give people gifts, pose for selfies and sign autographs was beautiful.
There were plenty of kids in the crowd. The ones that were there for this unusual scene will have seen that rivals can come together and show kindness. The ones that had left will probably only have heard hateful language to anyone not in a Liverpool shirt.
Last week, I met some friends and their 6 year old boy - a Chelsea fan - told me he hated Man Utd.
What is it about football that makes people so intolerant towards their rivals? Why is it that people think it's acceptable to shout dogs abuse at players from their seat in the stand?
Why can't rival fans be trusted to sit next to each other?
Even on forums like this, there sometimes seems to be genuine hate amongst rivals - I've experienced it myself. How absurd, that if our fathers had supported our rivals, many of us would have grown up supporting those teams - seeing every incident, every transfer differently no doubt.
If fans that go to games and shout abuse, or people on here, met each other in a work or social situation, they'd behave very differently.
With a young son myself, I am now looking at football as a sport I'm not sure is good for him. Even playing the game at grassroots, you'll hear all sorts of foul language and aggression towards officials - things you just don't hear at rugby, cricket, tennis etc.
What is it about football that brings out so much hate?
Do any of you shout abuse at games and if so, do you do it knowingly in front of young children? Do you teach your children to 'hate' their rivals?
Sterling, Liverpool fans & hate in football