The legend of Liverpool, Steven Gerrard has praised his teammate Raheem Sterling and even considered the 19 years old player to be the toughest player in the squad despite being so young and not having the physical fortitude compared to other performers of the team.
“He is the toughest in our squad. I don’t go near him in training because if I do, there is only one winner! He just needs to keep learning and listening to Brendan Rodgers and the experienced players in the dressing room and believing in himself. If he does that, he’ll be all right.”Gerrard stated.
Gerrard is confident that Roy Hodgson is taking notice of the performances that Sterling is making and that having a player of his characteristics available for the 2014 World Cup will be a huge asset for England.
“Raheem has been in great form over the last couple of months and I’m sure Roy Hodgson is watching him very closely. The Arsenal game was an unbelievable performance from a guy of that age. I was just disappointed that he didn’t go on and get his hat-trick’’.
“His form of late has been sensational and if he continues that until the end of the season, we will see him at the World Cup. I said to him before we played Everton: ‘Put yourself in the full-back’s position, what doesn’t he want? He doesn’t want you to keep running at him’’. Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo
Steven Gerrard is not the only one who is taking notice of the performances and potential that Sterling has as the head coach of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers not too long ago stated that he was impressed by the young player and even labeled him to be: ‘’made of steel’’.