Liverpool star Raheem Sterling needs a ‘thicker skin’

first_imgEngland manager Roy Hodgson believes Raheem Sterling needs a ‘thicker skin’ after being booed in Ireland.The Three Lions played out a drab 0-0 draw in Dublin, in a match which saw the Liverpool star highlighted for criticism.The Reds flyer, who has two years left to run on his current deal, is expected to leave Anfield this summer, after stating he would not sign a new deal at the Merseysiders.And England boss Hodgson claims Sterling needs to toughen up.“I think he’s going through a bad time publicly,” Hodgson said. “You can’t expect people just to shrug off the criticism he has been receiving.“He does ever so well and tries well to shrug it off, let his football do the talking. He needed this game to realise that, if he is going to get it out of his system, he’s going to have work harder still and get a thicker skin than he has at the moment.” Raheem Sterling in action for England 1last_img read more