Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is only 20-years-old and yet has featured in more games than any other Liverpool forward so far this season.
The young striker has constantly been seen as an outlet and has been deployed in numerous positions in order to aid the struggling team. Although first team action is always a plus when developing young players, many question if the youngster should be playing this often and if he is worth the exorbitant contract that Liverpool apparently are ready to offer.
The answer to both of these questions is yes.
Raheem Sterling has played a huge part in the current campaign. He currently is ranked 1st among all his teammates in dribbles, chances created, shots and goals. A player who is clearly playing at level to boast all of these stats is one worth keeping. Sterling has played the most games, to be fair, but given their striking options, Liverpool have had to put their faith in the youngster.
Once Liverpool’s injury prone and out of form strikers gain form, the pressure on Sterling’s shoulders will ease as the team becomes more balanced. Until then, Sterling has proved that for a youngster, he is able to compete at high level and deserves that recognition from Liverpool.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) February 9, 2015