Date: 16th February 2011 at 2:32pm
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Liverpool have a gem of a talent on their hands with Raheem Sterling. The 16 year old Jamaican born winger / striker could become the youngest every player to make a senior appearance for Liverpool on Thursday night as he has traveled with the team to take part in an Europa League clash with Sparta Prague.

It has been many years since Liverpool have had a wing wizard such as John Barnes but hopefully those days will be coming to an end soon with the emergence of Raheem Sterling. Both Raheem and John Barnes were born in Jamaica and both would go on to represent Liverpool and England, although Raheem is still in the join setup of both club and country. There is no doubt that Raheem can make it to the top especially under the guidance of the management staff at Liverpool.

Raheem has the pace, skill and trickery that made John Barnes a legend for Liverpool and I am sure Barnes himself would be very impressed with what he has seen of Sterling thus far.

Personally, I do not think Sterling will be handed a debut on Thursday night for the first team. It is a big game for Liverpool and one that King Kenny wants to win so badly as it is his first game as a manager of Liverpool in Europe. If however Liverpool are cruising and winning 5-0 with 20 minutes to go, then we may just see Sterling make an appearance.


2 responses to “The next John Barnes”

  1. Kevin says:

    The first Raheem Sterling. Lets not burden the kid. The biggest stumbling block to him succeeding is the expectations the fans are inevitably going to pile on his young shoulders. We can be our own worst enemy at times.

  2. Tgan says:

    He is one of many class youngsters that Rafa bought us!!!!