Brendan Rodgers: Raheem Sterling Is The Best Young Player In Europe At The Moment

Posted by

Winger is enjoying a wonderful campaign at present for the Reds. 

Check in to Liverpool vs Chelsea

Liverpool head coach Brendan Rodgers has hailed starlet Raheem Sterling as the best young midfielder currently in the whole of Europe following yet another eyecatching display from the wide man against Norwich City on Sunday afternoon, according to reports in the Daily Star.

Read more Liverpool news here!

The exciting England international turned in a man-of-the-match performance to help the Merseyside giants overcome the struggling Canaries 3-2 at Carrow Road in the Premier League to move five points clear of second-placed Chelsea at the top of table with now just three games left in this campaign.

And it was Sterling who got the visitors off to the perfect start by firing them into an early lead with a brilliant long-range effort that flew past England goalkeeper John Ruddy.

However, the 19-year-old was not done there though, as minutes later Sterling laid a second goal on a plate for fellow front man Luis Suarez with an inch-perfect centre from the left flank, before the speedsteer then sealed the three points for the Reds by scoring a third on the counterattack midway through the second half.

As a result, the Englishman’s manger was full of praise for his young star after the match, saying: “I think he is arguably the best young player in Europe at the moment, and he is still only 19. It is ridiculous.

“He is just an incredibly talented young player but apart from his skills the things that I have been most impressed with is his sheer football intelligence.

“He has been playing recently for us at the tip of a midfield diamond, just behind the front players, when he used to be known as just a regular wide player.

“But he has shown this season that he is so much more than that and I think he can become a really great player. He really is something to see.

“His second goal, when he ran more than half the length of the pitch before scoring, was fantastic and his ball to Luis Suarez for his goal, phew, that was the pass of a top midfield player.”


More Stories Liverpool FC