Total Football Scout - Raheem Sterling
In the latest Total Football Scout, Marcus Banks turns his attention to one of his own: Raheem Sterling.
The ex-QPR man is one of Liverpool and England's most talked-about youngsters, and as a Reds fan himself, Marcus should know better than most whether Sterling can make the grade.
Marcus is fast becoming an expert in spotting talented young footballers, so keep an eye on this section to share in the benefits of his knowledge.
NAME: RAHEEM STERLING
POSITION: ATTACKING MIDFIELDER
SQUAD NUMBER: 31
MARKET VALUE: UNKNOWN
HE’S A BIT LIKE: ALEXIS SANCHEZ
After spending seven years at Queens Park Rangers’ youth system, Liverpool signed the young midfielder for an initial £660,000 fee in February 2010. This fee could potentially rise to £5 million depending on appearances. Sterling made his first appearance in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Mochengladbach in Germany on August 1st 2010. The 17 year old is yet to make an official appearance for the senior team but has been named an unused substitute. Sterling has mainly been used in the club’s youth them were he scored on his debut against Hibernian. Sterling showed Kenny Dalglish what he was capable of by scoring a sensational 5 goals against Southend in the FA Youth Cup. Liverpool went on the win the game 9-0. Sterling is determined to prove to his manager that he has the potential to be one of the most dangerous attackers in the English game and will break into Liverpool’s first team sooner rather than later if his progress continues.
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