Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts: I Loved Steven Gerrard… But I Adore Lionel Messi

Manchester City’s Patrick Roberts: I Loved Steven Gerrard… But I Adore Lionel Messi

We’ve been given a little bit of an insight into the background of Manchester City winger Patrick Roberts today.

The highly-rated 18-year-old winger – who signed from Championship side Fulham in the summer – was quizzed on his football firsts by City’s official YouTube page.

Roberts, who has also been capped for England at under-19s level, reveals some interesting facts about himself – including the first football shirt he ever wore and first game he ever attended.

The youngster explains how growing up with Scouse parents led to him wearing a Liverpool strip at a young age.

The former Craven Cottage kid also tells how the first football song he can remember singing is the iconic Liverpool anthem – You’ll Never Walk Alone.

Roberts grew up idolising former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard – but insists now that he ADORES Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi.

You can check out the rest of the interview in the video below.

[youtube id=”bv4Rv7fkkTQ” align=”center” mode=”normal” maxwidth=”860″]

Roberts has only made one senior appearance for Maneul Pellegrini’s side so far.

City return to Premier League action this weekend when they take on Norwich at the Etihad on Saturday.


More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020