The Merseyside Police are investigating a series of death threats and vile words directed at Raheem Sterling, his girlfriend and his daughter following his move to Manchester City
After forcing a move to Manchester City, Raheem Sterling has drawn the ire of some Liverpool fans who have been sending him death threats.
He signed a five-year-old deal worth £180,000-a-week and has traveled to Australia to join up with his new teammates for pre-season.
Liverpool fans however are still angry over the way the 20-year-old left the club, sending him death threats and also directing vile comments towards his girlfriend and daughter.
Daily Star reports that Sterling's girlfriend, Paige Milian was bombarded with 5,000 hate-filled messages on her public Instagram account.
She was branded all sorts of derogatory names which has forced her to switch her account from public and private.
"When you play at Anfield I hope you score a goal and celebrate because people will come for you, they will hunt you down into a tiny corner by yourself! No money to save you this time, you'll probably be killed! By yourself, in a corner, no one will come for you because think about what you've done and the person you've become from fame and money..." a comment from one user mitch.hughes reads.
"F****** hate you, you c***!! Go suck yourself you greedy b****** !!'" jaames_99 added.
His daughter was also not left out of the tirade of insults.
"I'm going to hunt your daughter down and lock her up you f****** n*****! Betraying my club for money, typical f****** b*****!" a user @Bestellia tweeted.
"I still hope to see Sterling in a red kit again. Not playing for Liverpool, but his City kit being soaked in his own blood. That'd be nice," @xRaheemGo added.
The Merseyside Police have already started investigation on the threats.
"The language used in these tweets is abhorrent," a spokesman for the Merseyside Police is quoted to say by Daily Mail.
"We are taking the incident extremely seriously and an investigation by detectives in Liverpool CID is on-going.
"People who use the Internet to target others and who commit criminal offences such as harassment or hate crime in doing so are not beyond the law and can expect to be brought to justice."