Liverpool star Raheem Sterling made his debut for the club on this day in 2012, his first taste of action coming during Kenny Dalglish’s tenure, and the forward has certainly built on his early promise.
Despite the current contract saga Sterling is involved in his first three years at the club have been full of action, both on and off the pitch, as his relationship with current boss Brendan Rodgers took various turns.
Liverpool will certainly be hoping that Sterling can lead the club into a bright future, but a player of his calibre and promise might want to compete at the top of the game, which means failure to secure Champions League football could prove problematic.
Here are the Sterling’s top five moments to date.
1. Sterling’s first goal for the club.
Moments after entering the pitch, Sterling scored a wonderful effort against Bayer Leverkusen in pre-season, displaying all the qualities Liverpool fans would later become familiar. The 20-year-old would go on to feature heavily in the first half of the season under Brendan Rodgers.