Raheem Sterling deserves PFA award, says Liverpool legend
Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling deserves to be named PFA young player of the year, according to Jan Molby
Raheem Sterling deserves the PFA young player of the year award, according to Jan Molby.
The 19-year-old has scored six goals and made three assists in 27 Premier League appearances this season.
The likes of Luke Shaw and, maybe, Ross Barkley have claims, but Sterling is 19, starring for a team that is challenging for the league title, and making waves with his country as well
And former Reds midfielder Molby feels Sterling’s performances have eclipsed other contenders like Ross Barkley and Luke Shaw.
“Award season is coming up, and the expectation is that Luis Suarez will run away with the PFA Player of the Year votes,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.
“If he doesn’t, then it won’t be anything to do with what has gone on on the pitch, will it?
“Suarez would be Liverpool’s first winner of the award since 2006, when Steven Gerrard won it, but I am wondering whether we might be in for a Reds clean sweep?
“After all, there can’t be too many with better credentials than Raheem Sterling when it comes to Young Player of the Year, can there?”
Molby continued: “Sterling has been sensational since just before Christmas.
“He came back into the side against Spurs and lit the place up last Sunday at Anfield. The likes of Luke Shaw and, maybe, Ross Barkley have claims, but Sterling is 19, starring for a team that is challenging for the league title, and making waves with his country as well.
“The fact that voting has been cast late in the season means that Liverpool players will catch the eye.
“They’re the form team in the league, and their players are the form players in the league. And none more so than young Mr Sterling.”