The 20-year-old Jamaican forward Raheem Sterling seems to have become an eye candy for Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who is not stopping praising him after his back to back brilliant shows in the English season. Capital One Cup semifinal against Chelsea is the perfect example of how good form he is in these days and Rodgers is finding no reason he should not admire his young striker who is exactly filling the space after Suarez move to Barcelona. Since, this season has not been as successful as supposed to be for the Reds, not many fans had expected them to triumph against league toppers but when they eventually did it, fans cheered a bit and forget all the setbacks Anfield side gave them in last couple of months. Though, Sterling is doing well but still many are not taking him alike Suarez who moved on a seventy five million pounds price tag to Barca in June when FIFA banned him for biting Italian player in a world cup game. Those who are following the West American closely are impressed by the passing the ball technique showcased by the Liverpool, in fact, it was the fifty first pass that converted into goal by Sterling at Bournemouth.
With the kind of form Jamaican is in Rodgers seems to be fast becoming his follower hence expect a changed field spread in next few games at least as far Sterling is concerned. What Irish man said about him, is, “He has got a wee bit of stick Raheem over the last while or so, which I find incredible. He has been outstanding for us. Last season, he was a young kid at 18 or 19 years of age, playing up top with some world class players. This season, he hasn’t got that. This is the reality and a lot of focus has been on him.
“He has not scored the goals that maybe people expect of him, but that’s not what I expect. I expect him to create goals and score goals over the course of the season. You see him tonight in the strikers role and we want to see him getting between people and not get tackled. Spin in behind and his pace and dribbling ability is there to see.”
“He can play across the front line,” he added about a possible change in his field position. “His best position is on the left, dipping inside, making runs in behind, creating one vs. ones. I put him in the position because I believe he can play in it. He played there in the youth team at Liverpool and he has the quality to do it.”