Raheem Sterling has been tipped for greatness within English footballing circled ever since he made waves for Queens Park Rangers as a 14-year-old. But despite his prodigious talent, it wasn’t thought that the Jamaican born winger would breakthrough at Liverpool quite as early as he has done.
At the half way mark of this season, Sterling has already notched up 28 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions, becoming a first team regular at the age of only 17-years-old. His performances for Brendan Rodgers’ side have been nothing short of superb and perhaps one of the few outstanding successes of the Ulsterman’s reign in charge of the club so far.
For all his technical gifts, it’s perhaps been Sterling’s willingness to learn and ability to heed to his manager’s instructions that have been the most impressive trait of his season so far. A fantastic surprise for fans of both club and country.