Rodgers has mentored Sterling excellently…
Our wonderkid Raheem Sterling has heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers, claiming the Northern Irish boss has played an enormous part in his development, reports the club’s official website.
Rodgers gave Sterling his professional debut in 2012, and the phenomenally talented winger is now a regular international and one of the most highly rated youngsters in the world – all before his 20th birthday.
Sterling doesn’t think he could have done it without his Reds boss.
“He has taught me to play in numerous different positions and adapt to different positions, being able to work and be effective in each of them,” Sterling said.
While originally a winger, Sterling is now arguably more suited to a central, no.10 role; where he can break through midfielder and run directly at centre-backs.
“The best piece of advice I’ve been given is to live, eat and sleep football. It was great advice given to me by the manager, and it has helped me going forward,” Sterling continued.
The Englishman started this season in sensational form, scoring three early goals, but has arguably faded since – but to fair – his Liverpool teammates have as well.
Hopefully he won’t pick up an injury during the international break, and will help rejuvenate Liverpool on his return.