The Reds are keen to tie down Sterling to a long-term deal at the club, with the former Queens Park Rangers youth star now eligible to sign a senior contract.
“He’s fantastic,” said Cole. “I’ve looked at him and he’s played about 25 games and he’s only 18 today.
“He’s got everything and he’s at the right club to progress and become a top player.
“He’s already made his debut for England. It’s a great group of young players at Liverpool and we’ve got the right manager for them, so like I said, they’ve done really well.”
ENHANCED ODDS: 9/1 on Liverpool, Atletico and Villarreal