Liverpool’s 19-Year-Old Starlet: I Prefer Central Role

Liverpool wonderkid Raheem Sterling, who started his career playing in a wider role, has said that he prefers to play through the middle when given the opportunity, as reported by the Daily Mail.

Sterling had struggled to impose himself on the Liverpool first team prior to the midway point of last season, but his introduction to more regular first team football coincided with a stunning upturn in form as the Reds mounted a surprise Premier League title challenge, ultimately only missing out in the last weeks of the season.

The young England international has started the new season in similarly stunning form, but has been used more regularly in the middle by both Liverpool and the national side, and it seems as though this is where the young talent prefers to play.

He said: “I prefer the No 10 position, but I’m still developing and not quite the complete player to play there.

“Every time I get in there I try to take the responsibility of creating and scoring goals. I enjoy that.”

Liverpool face Aston Villa in the Premier League today at home, and will be hoping for three points against a side who have been difficult opponents in recent seasons.


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