Raheem Sterling should be the Young Player of the Year

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Is this Liverpool youngster ready to set the World Cup alight?

Date: 7th April 2014 at 5:11pm
Written by Ben Coldwell

Only the bitterest of Manchester United supporters would begrudge Raheem Sterling his place in England’s World Cup squad come May. After starting the previous two matches from the bench Sterling was brought back by Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers for their Premier League clash with Tottenham Hotspur. A sublime performance from Sterling, both offensively and defensively, earned him the man-of-the-match award. With limited international experience and little exposure to European football, the World Cup will be a great opportunity for Sterling to prove himself on the grandest of stages. And if recent form is anything to go by, he’s well placed to set the stage alight. Sterling’s troubled upbringing, being embroiled in street gangs and crime from an early age, made his case quite a high risk one when Liverpool chose to sign him from QPR’s academy. There was absolutely no doubt about his potential, but his maturity and adaptability for a celebrity lifestyle was the key issue. With the support of a strong-willed ... Read More


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