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Liverpool Starlet Raheem Sterling Needed Dressing Down From His Agent To Get Anfield Career Back On Track

Speedster has been in eye-catching form for the Reds in recent weeks. 

Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling has revealed that he needed a dressing down from his agent and uncle to get him playing his best football again for the Merseyside giants, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

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The England international really burst on to the scene last season under new boss Brendan Rodgers, only for a long-term thigh injury to then disrupt the wide man’s second half of the campaign.

However, the 19-year-old then struggled badly for form form and confidence when he did finally recover from his long layoff, resulting in his uncle driving up from London to speak to the winger and remind him just what a good player he was.

“I realised I need to stop being shy among the senior boys. The best way of proving yourself is on the pitch. I had to be more confident,” said Sterling.

“I wasn’t confident enough to have a shot myself and instead I’d pass it to someone like Luis Suarez. I needed to be more confident again – you have to respect the senior players around you but you have to stamp your own mark on the game.

“He knows my game and he asked the club for a couple of DVDs from last season when I’d played well. He wanted to show me the difference.

“Last season, I’d have beaten a man in two touches and raced away. Suddenly, I was going safe, passing to someone else. I didn’t realise I was doing it.

“I just said to myself that I had to step up and start running at defenders again; taking responsibility. I’ve also had the chance to do that week in, week out. I can feel a bit of momentum now.”