Raheem Sterling: I don’t want to say Liverpool can win the league

Raheem Sterling moves to play down talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title this season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling Photo: Football.ua

Raheem Sterling has moved to play down talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League this season ahead of Sunday’s crunch clash with Tottenham.

The Reds continued their title charge and moved to within a point of leaders Chelsea following Wednesday’s nervy 2-1 win over Sunderland at Anfield.

There’s a real belief and togetherness in the squad, we’re all working for each other

Raheem Sterling

After a seventh-place finish last season, Brendan Rodgers’ side have moved from outsiders to genuine contenders to lift the top-flight trophy in May.

And although Sterling, 19, admits that there is a new-found “belief and togetherness” at Anfield, he stopped short of backing Liverpool to win the title.

“I don’t want to be the one that says Liverpool can go on and win the league,” Sterling told BBC Sport.

“But there’s a real belief and togetherness in the squad, we’re all working for each other. We all know what the dream is at the end of it.”

Sterling, who has scored six goals and made three assists in 26 Premier League games this season, also heaped praise on Brendan Rodgers for the effect he has had on his season.

“He’s helped me massively,” he said. “Not only with my footballing game but if I need someone to talk to off the field he’s there for me.

“I’ve got to really give credit to him and thank him a lot.”

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