Brendan Rodgers likens Raheem Sterling to Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez
The Liverpool boss was delighted by Raheem Sterling's display in Wednesday's 3-0 win over Bournemouth
Brendan Rodgers likened Raheem Sterling to Alexis Sanchez after he inspired Liverpool to a 3-1 League Cup win over Bournemouth on Wednesday night.
The England international, who was deployed as a striker, scored twice to help the Reds set up a semi-final showdown with Chelsea.
He’s more of an Alexis Sanchez when he plays as a striker
And the Northern Irishman was delighted by the 20-year-old’s display in the cup clash.
“Raheem Sterling was brilliant,” Rodgers told BBC Sport. “I played him as a striker, but you get different types of striker.
“He’s more of an Alexis Sanchez when he plays as a striker – he’s not going to pin the defender.
“He plays in the spaces and he’s got the speed to get in behind. A couple of great finishes and I’m very pleased for him.”