It's very simple now, if you are questioning Raheem then you are questioning the manager, and who's going to do that after what he's achieved?!
After Southgate's backing and subsequent claims of sinister behaviour by the media, they'd look like absolute tools to carry on with the onslaught. The likes of Keown, Linekar and RatBoy et al have made it only harder for the media to continue with the Dipper/Rag agenda but they will continue as soon as they get a chance.
Most football fans have come around to the fact that Raheem has done quite well compared to others but it's the 'Once every 4 year fans' that have got onboard the train, and they know fuck all about football. Led by the media, in an attempt to appease the Dipper hoards, they are, as John says, The Sheeples, who will most probably have a real chip on their shoulder about a young, black, multi-millionaire imigrant, who dared to leave one of the 'istree clubs in favour of winning trophies and earning a wage commensurate with his skills and experience.
Sterling stated that it wasn't the amount of houses he would own why he wouldn't sign a new contract with Liverpool and then we see the Sun reporting Raheem buys his mum a house. He also stated it wasn't the cars that motivated him, then we see the story of a dirty car. It's subtle, playing on the psyche of the Dipper fans, but its all there in black and white but for those who will not see it, there's no telling them what fuckwits they really are, but keep telling them.
Anyway, Raheem Sterling,, He's Top of the League. And a Centurion at that.
In the words of my Old Man, "Life will never be the same without Man City, so get it in while you can".
The Future's Bright, The Future's Blue!!!