Brendan Rodgers has once again praised the development of Raheem Sterling, saying the young winger’s confidence is returning.
After early season poor form, Sterling, who turned 19-years-old over the weekend, has enjoyed two successive starts for the first-team in the last week.
The England Under-21 international got on the score sheet against Norwich last Wednesday, scoring Liverpool’s fifth in the 5-1 victory at Anfield.
Some had suggested Sterling would be loaned out to a Championship club in January in order to gain valuable experience, but Rodgers has consistently denied this will happen.
“But confidence is returning for him. He’s making some great runs beyond, it’s just if he can get that bit of composure. He slipped a couple of times when he was in good positions.
“He’s a terrific young player to have. He will always be important for us this season; he didn’t play so much in the opening months, but you can see that he’s a real threat when he’s at the top of his game.”
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