Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling: Brendan Rodgers has helped raise my game
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling believes manager Brendan Rodgers has helped raise his game this season
Raheem Sterling has thanked Brendan Rodgers for showing unwavering faith in the Liverpool youngster.
The 19-year-old impressed against Tottenham Hotspur as the England international ran the Spurs defence ragged in a 4-0 victory at Anfield on Sunday.
It is great to have a manager who has belief in you; as a young player that is what you cry out for
Sterling has built on his introduction to the first-team last season, scoring six goals and making three assists in 25 Premier League appearances this term.
And the Reds forward says Rodgers’s support has helped him raise his game this season, with talk of a possible spot in England’s squad for the World Cup.
“I worked really hard for the team, not just going forward but I looked to track back,” Sterling said.
“I think my work rate and my confidence have improved. I’m working for the team, pressing and really trying to get on the front foot.
“It was disappointing being on the bench for two games but I knew I had to be ready if I was called back and I am grateful to the manager for having the belief to put me in for a big game and the team got the win.
“It is great to have a manager who has belief in you; as a young player that is what you cry out for. I am just grateful to have a manager like that at this club.”