Newcastle wonderkid plays down comparisons to Liverpool star

Newcastle United wonderkid Rolando Aarons has played down comparisons comparing him to Liverpool star Raheem Sterling, Daily Star reports.

The Magpies starlet put his name on the map after netting the first goal in Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, and has been likened to Sterling before their clash with the Reds this weekend.

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Born in Kingston, Jamaica and already tipped to burst into the England national side like Sterling, the 18-year-old believes he is nowhere near the level of the Liverpool winger.

“Raheem has played really well for the past two or three seasons and I’m nowhere near that level yet,” said Aarons.

“He’s obviously a player I admire but I don’t want people to compare us.

“I’m nothing like him and I’ve got a long way to go before I can even consider myself to be anywhere like that.

“He’s played for England at the World Cup and I’ve only managed three or four games for Newcastle.

“So I don’t think there’s any reason to get carried away.”

His start in the Toon Army’s win over City was his first in six weeks due to a hamstring injury sustained early in the season.