17 year old winger Raheem Sterling has made quite an impression on the Liverpool first-team this season and is arguably the biggest positive from what has been the club’s worst start to a League campaign for over a century.
Sterling created Luis Suarez’s equalising mitre ultimatch goal against Sunderland on Saturday and the stats from the match support his growing influence in the side.
The Jamaican-born attacker was used on the left in his two previous appearances at home to Man City and Arsenal but was used on the right at the Stadium of Light, allowing Fabio Borini to operate more centrally and Suarez (prior to Borini being subbed) on the left, where the Uruguayan was used during his time at Ajax.
Raheem Sterling vs Sunderland
Pass completion: 33/35 (94%)
Attacking Third Passes: 16/16 (100%)
Chances Created: 4 (joint highest with Suarez)
Take-ons: 5/11 (highest attempted and joint highest completed, again with Suarez)
It’s not just attacking where he has impressed, his tackle stats from Sunderland are the highest of any player on the pitch, completing 5 out of 5 to give him 100% success.
And he was also the most fouled player on the pitch (7).
Stats from Opta via FourFourTwo Stats app.