West Brom star looking to emulate Liverpool opponent

West Brom forward Saido Berahino says that the rise of Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling has given him major encouragement.

The Reds’ 19-year-old ace has been one of the standout players of 2014, with his excellent performances as the Merseysiders came close to sealing a first ever Premier League title having earned him a key role in the England side.

Sterling was one of the few players to escape the Three Lions disastrous World Cup campaign with his reputation intact, and is now seen as a vital cog in Roy Hodgson’s team, despite his young age.

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Berahino, two years his senior, is another young player being tipped to break into the England set-up if he maintains his current form, and the Baggies ace – who is expected to line up against Liverpool this afternoon – has hailed his opponent as a glowing example for emerging players:

“Raheem is such a quality player, a big player for Liverpool. He’s just amazing. He has shown what you can do even at a young age.” He is quoted by The Mirror.

“He’s playing with confidence, he’s a great talent and is an example to us all. It’s such a great thing that he’s such a brilliant, young talented English footballer.”

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