“I was pleased with Raheem’s contribution and that he scored on his debut. He is quick and skilful but still only young. He can improve tactically and has a long way to go, but he is a great signing for this football club.” -Â Liverpool U18 manager Rodolfo Borrell.
Last Tuesday was a potential historic day at Anfield as new 15-year-old signing Raheem Sterling scored on his Liverpool Under-18s debut against rivals Everton.
That Liverpool snapped up Sterling from Queen’s Park Rangers was a coup in itself. The Merseysiders beat off stiff competition from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Fulham for the teenager’s signature, and at first glance he looks like an investment well worth backing for future glory. The young forward impressed playing for England under-16s and had reportedly been training with QPR’s first team squad before he left the Londoners.
Against the Toffees Sterling was used as a right-winger – a position which instantly will draw comparisons with another nippy and skillful young winger, Theo Walcott.
Highlights of Raheem Sterling’s debut against Everton can be seen here.