18-year-old winger Raheem Sterling has now put himself firmly in the first team frame.
The youngster came to everyone’s attention in early 2011, scoring five superb goals in one game against Southend in the FA Youth Cup.
Sterling was given his senior Liverpool debut by Kenny Dalglish, coming on a substitute against Wigan last March, making him the third youngest player in Liverpool’s history.
Having joined the Academy from QPR in 2010, Sterling’s progress has been rapid. He has featured for England at the U17 World Cup, and having impressed for the Liverpool first team against Manchester City and Arsenal this season, was called into the senior squad by Roy Hodgson to gain experience of his future surroundings.
It is clear Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of the Jamaican born winger, of whom big things are expected.