The 19-year-old has thanked his Liverpool
manager for helping him to develop into one of
Europe’s brightest attacking talents
Raheem Sterling says Liverpool manager Brendan
Rodgers’ advice to “live, eat and sleep football” ha
been a huge factor in his development.
The 19-year-old, who has been named in the
England squad for the forthcoming matches against
Slovenia and Scotland, has secured a regular
starting berth at Anfield under Rodgers’ guidance.
And the forward has expressed his gratitude to the
Northern Irishman for the influential role that he ha
had in his rise to prominence.
“The best piece of advice I’ve been given is to live,
eat and sleep football. It was great advice given to
me by the manager, and it has helped me going
forward,” Sterling told LFC Xtra.
“He has taught me to play in numerous different
positions and adapt to different positions, being abl
to work and be effective in each of them.”
Sterling has struggled to match the form he
displayed last season in this campaign, mirroring
the decline of Liverpool’s fortunes in the Premier
Last term’s runners-up have lost five of their 11
top-flight matches this season to leave them in the
bottom half, while their Champions League fate
hangs in the balance after three defeats in a row.
Rodgers’ side return to action after the international
break with a trip to Crystal Palace on November 23,
before travelling to Ludogorets for a vital European
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