Liverpool have a new, bright and exciting number 7 and it is not Luis Suarez! He goes by the name of Raheem Sterling. Sterling stared in the FA Youth Cup on Monday as Liverpool U18s raced into the quarter-finals with a commanding 9-0 win over Southend United at Anfield.
Liverpool have recently signed Luis Suarez and he has been given the legendary number 7 shirt and I am sure Suarez is going to live up to the expectations that come in wearing the number 7 at Liverpool. Sterling is also wearing the famous number 7 for the Liverpool U18s, and he is doing it with great acclaim. With two great number 7’s at the club right now, what a joy, after we had been starved for quality number 7’s for a while.
This was a big game for the Liverpool youngsters as they got a chance to play at Anfield and in the stands were the Liverpool coaching staff comprising of Dalglish, Clarke and Lee. So that alone gave the players the chance to show themselves and they did not disappoint, namely Raheem Sterling who scored 5 goals in that romp.
Sterling is an unbelievable talent and his display yesterday just went to show that. Liverpool beat a host of Premiership clubs to sign teenage sensation Raheem Sterling from QPR in 2010. Sterling has been dubbed as the “next Theo Walcott”, the wonderkid has signed a contract until 2014 with further instalments being paid to QPR if the youngster breaks into the first team. And by the look of him, I do not think it will be long until he breaks into the first team even though he is still only 16 years old.
Liverpool have a great talent on their books right now with Sterling and I am sure he is going to be nurtured well by the management team at Liverpool. Knowing Dalglish, he is not going to rush him as he continues to mature as a player. He has all the pace, skills and trickery that he needs but he will need to build up physically which will happen as he is still growing.
Below is a video highlighting Sterling’s game against Southend on Monday night. What a talent!