10 things you need to know about Raheem Sterling.

  1. 10 things you need to know about Raheem Sterling.

    For most pupils who will be going back to school after the holidays, Raheem Sterling with have the most playground chatter. The young Liverpool startlet has been all over the news following his place in Liverpool's Uefa Cup squad, and his rich vain of form for the u18's side.

    “So what did you get up to while you were off?” goes the bog standard question. “Well, er, let me think. On Monday, I played at Anfield for Liverpool’s youth team. We won 9-0 and I scored five goals. Then on Tuesday, I was named in Liverpool’s first team squad for the trip to Prague alongside the likes of Pepe Reina, Jamie Carragher, Raul Meireles and Dirk Kuyt. On Wednesday we flew out to the Czech Republic and trained at the Generali Stadium. I didn’t get a game on Thursday but I got to watch Kenny Dalglish’s first ever European game as Liverpool manager in person. Oh, I almost forgot, on Saturday I played for the under-18s, we beat Stoke City 4-1 and I scored twice.”






    At just 16 years and 79 days he would become the Reds' youngest-ever first team player.

    So just who is this precocious talent? Read on...

    1) He was born in Harlesden in North London in December 1993.


    2) He joined Queens Park Rangers aged just 10 years old.

    3) A lightning-quick striker with good all-round ability, he has already been compared to Theo Walcott, while some coaches rate him as highly as Wayne Rooney at the same age.

    4) QPR's head of development Steve Gallen said of his young protege: "He has loads of natural ability. This boy can pass, shoot, head it, score goals, tackle, defend, anything." Have a look at his frankly unbelievable tekkers here



    5) When he was just 14, Sterling was already a regular in QPR's under-18 side and even scored on his debut for the team.

    6) He has also already played for England, having made his debut for the Under-16 side in 2009 in the Sky Sports Victory Shield against Northern Ireland at Chester City's Deva Stadium. He came on late in the first half and provided the assist for Matthias Fanimo to score England's second in a 2-0 win.

    7) Before Liverpool swooped for Sterling, a host of other Premier League sides were jostling for his signature including Manchester City, Manchester United, Chelsea and Fulham. But it was the Reds who got there first, signing him for an initial £600,000 in early 2010 after the club wooed him by taking him and his agent as VIP guests at Anfield for a Liverpool vs Manchester United match.

    8) He made a great start to his Anfield career by scoring on his debut for the Under 18s against city rivals Everton in a thrilling game. Liverpool's youngsters came from two down to eventually beat the Blues 4-3.

    9) His academy boss was quick to praise the youngster. "I was pleased with Raheem's contribution and that he scored on his debut,' said Rodolfo Borrell, the former Barcelona coach. "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." Here are his highlights so far...



    10) Sterling has earned his place in the first team squad for the Europa League tie against Sparta Prague, after impressing Reds boss Kenny Dalglish in a 9-0 win over Southend in the FA Youth Cup on Monday, during which he grabbed five goals. Check out this video to see him wipe out the Seasiders...







    Link HERE.

    A Boys Half Term Tale.
    Last edited by Bodell; 21/02/2011 at 02:04 AM.

  2. its nice to know and thanks for sharing those videos..

  3. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Harlesden is in North West London.. stupid journalists and their poor geographical skills..

    Yeah.. going to be a star hopefully.
    Last edited by DMF; 20/02/2011 at 08:50 PM.

  4. I think he looks a great player for the future.

  5. jack_widnell
    Rotation
    scored twice today too.... as did Connor Coady...

  6. 10 things you need to know about Raheem Sterling

    #1. How to spell his name correctly (it's Sterling not Stirling)

    Seriously though he does look like a great talent, and it is nice to see some info and videos on him as his age can make this hard to come by.

  7. That Connor Coady (sp) also looks a class act.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    That Connor Coady (sp) also looks a class act.
    Conor Coady

    Anyway, yeah, still, he needs to be on FM though (not counting updates)

  9. Alcaraz's Avatar Alcaraz
    Modern Day Legend
    looks class, hopefully he fulfills his potential

  10. Gaffer's Avatar GafferPremium Member
    Premium Member
    He joined QPR at 10? What a beast.

  11. I still can't believe he was playing u18's (youth level) at QPR when he was 14!

  12. Poppa_ChesterCityFC's Avatar Poppa_ChesterCityFC
    Star Player
    Looks like a special talent, scored on his under 18 debut at just 14 years old, pretty impressive.


    Shame you can't watch that last video anymore because of it being blocked due to copyright

  13. He looks like hes going to be a good player, but I feel the media and hype around him might overshadow anything he does. A bit like Walcott when he hit the scene at Southampton. He scored 5 was it in the youth cup? A good performance, but against other youth players, not first teamers. Hell be a player for the future, but hopefully it wont turn out like Freddie Adu. Cautious optimism I think is the way forward.

  14. Liverpool stole him from us! nothing we could do. hate it when the big teams take all of the lower divisions prospects

  15. Seen him play, great kid and a beast on the pitch.

  16. adman278's Avatar adman278
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    • "I bet him he wouldn't get 15 league goals and I'm going to have to change my bet with him. If he gets to 15 I can change it and I am allowed to do that because I'm the manager. I'm going to make it 150 now"
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidhoops1 View Post
    Liverpool stole him from us! nothing we could do. hate it when the big teams take all of the lower divisions prospects
    and liverpool will probably ruin him he should go to arsenal or united someone good at building youths or west ham they could be a top team if they kept their players

  17. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by sidhoops1 View Post
    Liverpool stole him from us! nothing we could do. hate it when the big teams take all of the lower divisions prospects
    Umm, no. He loves QPR but wanted to leave as soon as a Premier League team came in for him.

    It happened to be between Liverpool, Spurs or Arsenal. He chose Liverpool because they offered him the best education deal. They offered him a place in one of their schools, and he has a clause in his youth contract that he must play at least 15 games a season and be called up to at least 4 squads a year (inc pre-season).

    If I'm right he's been in 3 squads already. He chose for footballing reasons, but if you ask him yourself he still loves QPR to this day.

  18. Liverpools team in 5 years, if it lives up to expectations, will make sure that Manchester United or Chelsea won't be grabbing titles anymore.

  19. That's just what happens to younger players in the lower leagues, but you have to admit moving to the Prem? There's nothing higher than that when you're a youngster.

    We had it with Huddlestone who was quality for us, but Spurs came knocking at the door.

    Liverpool managed to get Sterling due to educational reasons, and they also took Raheem and his agent on a V.I.P day to watch Liverpool, which added all together was enough to persuade him, and tbh, can you really blame him?

  20. He is a class act, will no doubt develop into a great player!

    In the Skill Skoolz vid, he's the spit of Charles N'Zogbia

  21. Quote Originally Posted by mfage1 View Post
    He is a class act, will no doubt develop into a great player!

    In the Skill Skoolz vid, he's the spit of Charles N'Zogbia
    I can't believe he lost the skills battle!

    He would of got my vote

  22. Irish Scouse's Avatar Irish ScousePremium Member
    Bob Kelso. ❥
    Reminds me of how Michael Owen used to play.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Harlesden is in North West London.. stupid journalists and there poor geographical skills..

    Yeah.. going to be a star hopefully.
    *Their.

    Stupid DMF and his poor grammar skills

  24. I think his birthday was December 1994!?

  25. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by Alex View Post
    *Their.

    Stupid DMF and his poor grammar skills
    Go die.

  26. Im not trying to be picky but I knew 3/4 of those things



  27. Quote Originally Posted by Shay Given View Post
    Im not trying to be picky but I knew 3/4 of those things


    But you still learnt 6/7 new things about him..

    I think Sterling could possibly become one of Europe's most feared wingers/strikers when he's 24/25..

  28. Dalglish realised that the media was hyping him up a lot, and I think for his own good he didn't put him on the bench for the Uefa Cup game. He'll try and bring him in slowly, starting by letting him train with the first team, and travel.

    We all know what happened to Freddy Adu, he fell from stardom within a flash, and I'm sure Liverpool fans don't want the same happening to Sterling.

  29. Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 8th December 1994?

  30. Quote Originally Posted by SaintBantam View Post
    Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 8th December 1994?
    Where did you get information from?

  31. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by SaintBantam View Post
    Raheem Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica on 8th December 1994?
    Lol, Wikipedia is a load of shit.

    He was born in Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal (Harlesden) in 1994. The OP's date is incorrect.

  32. His goals were amazing.

  33. Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Lol, Wikipedia is a load of shit.

    He was born in Central Middlesex Hospital in Park Royal (Harlesden) in 1994. The OP's date is incorrect.
    The OP's is from the Daily Mirror, where did you get that information from?

  34. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    The OP's is from the Daily Mirror, where did you get that information from?
    Raheem himself.. LOL.

    He's only just turned 16, making him 1994, not 1993

  35. Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Raheem himself.. LOL.

    He's only just turned 16, making him 1994, not 1993
    You got any links, I'll stick them in the OP...

  36. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    You got any links, I'll stick them in the OP...
    Links for what?

    It's kind of common sense anyway that's he's 1994. He's 16 and 79 days - meaning he's just turned 16. Making his Y.O.B 1994.

  37. Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    Links for what?

    It's kind of common sense anyway that's he's 1994. He's 16 and 79 days - meaning he's just turned 16. Making his Y.O.B 1994.
    Oh I see, I thought you was saying that his place of birth was wrong as well, my bad

  38. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    Oh I see, I thought you was saying that his place of birth was wrong as well, my bad
    Nah he was born in Harlesden, but in 1994 - not 1993.

  39. Here's another good read for you lads, I'll put the link in the OP as well..

    A Boy's Half Term Tale

  40. Quote Originally Posted by adman278 View Post
    and liverpool will probably ruin him he should go to arsenal or united someone good at building youths or west ham they could be a top team if they kept their players
    Don't be so stupid.

  41. Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    Where did you get information from?
    Wikipedia (Yes, I know anybody can edit) for place and date and there are many articles (including ones about England nicking another Jamaican -like John Barnes) which say he was born in Jamaica which can be found all over the internet.

    Just a few links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raheem_Sterling

    http://www.footballfancast.com/2011/...-history-books (Ctrl+F and "Jamaica")

    http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/2011...s/sports1.html (first section in bold)

  42. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by SaintBantam View Post
    Wikipedia (Yes, I know anybody can edit) for place and date and there are many articles (including ones about England nicking another Jamaican -like John Barnes) which say he was born in Jamaica which can be found all over the internet.

    Just a few links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raheem_Sterling

    http://www.footballfancast.com/2011/...-history-books (Ctrl+F and "Jamaica")

    http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/2011...s/sports1.html (first section in bold)
    He was born in Harlesden. I know him personally, he's English. His parents are from Jamaica.

  43. Quote Originally Posted by SaintBantam View Post
    Wikipedia (Yes, I know anybody can edit) for place and date and there are many articles (including ones about England nicking another Jamaican -like John Barnes) which say he was born in Jamaica which can be found all over the internet.

    Just a few links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raheem_Sterling

    http://www.footballfancast.com/2011/...-history-books (Ctrl+F and "Jamaica")

    http://jamaica-star.com/thestar/2011...s/sports1.html (first section in bold)
    Well if the lad himself says he was born in England then.. I'm going for he was born in England..

  44. Danny's Avatar Danny
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    Hopefully he becomes a star, and stays at Liverpool.

  45. Quote Originally Posted by Bodell View Post
    Well if the lad himself says he was born in England then.. I'm going for he was born in England..
    Where does it say that?

  46. DMF's Avatar DMFPremium Member
    @dmf180593
    Quote Originally Posted by SaintBantam View Post
    Where does it say that?
    I know him...

  47. Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    I know him...
    Okay.

  48. Best wishes to the kid.

  49. Quote Originally Posted by Vanjagl View Post
    Best wishes to the kid.
    Yeah, who care's where he was born, he's still English and I am very excited as an England fan. Hope he turns out fantastic.

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