Raheem sterling for Reds' youth
Raheem Sterling proved the future of Liverpool is bright with a five-star display against Southend's youngsters.
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Last Updated: 15/02/11 4:53pm
Raheem Sterling proved the future of Liverpool is bright with a five-star display in Monday's FA Youth Cup success over Southend.
The 16-year-old starlet, who joined from Queens Park Rangers in March 2010, scored five goals in an emphatic 9-0 success at Anfield.
Sterling is regarded as one of the country's brightest talents and this latest haul of goals will only enhance his growing reputation.
His eye-catching display has already attracted the attention of manager Kenny Dalglish as he is now training with the Reds' star-studded first team.
Youth coach Rodolfo Borrell praised the youngster's display although he knows it is prudent for Sterling to remain grounded.
"To score goals is massive for any player and he is a player with a lot of potential, everybody can see this," he told the club's official website.
"Don't forget he is an U-16 player and that's what makes the performance even more impressive but we must protect this player."