'Great signing' Sterling in dream debut for Liverpool after switch from QPR

10 March 2010 10:39
Hot prospect: Raheem Sterling[LNB]Teen sensation Raheem Sterling made a dream debut  for Liverpool - scoring against neighbours Everton in an Under 18s match and finding himself hailed as a 'great signing'.[LNB]Not a bad start for the 15-year-old England youth international, signed from Queens Park Rangers for an initial £600,000 last month when all of the Barclays Premier League big boys were sniffing around.[LNB]Liverpool's youngsters came from two down to eventually beat Everton 4-3, with Sterling's goal and contribution impressing academy boss Rodolfo Borrell.[LNB]'I was pleased with Raheem's contribution and that he scored on his debut,' said the former Barcelona coach.[LNB]'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.[LNB]'He was one of a number of good individual performances, but the main thing was how well the team did as a whole. That is what matters most and they all contributed to a deserved triumph.'[LNB]Borrell dedicated the victory to his compatriot Rafa Benitez, increasingly under pressure after the Premier League defeat by Wigan on Monday night.[LNB] Woe: Hugo Rodallega scores past Pepe Reina during Wigan's defeat of Liverpool[LNB]'It is a nice victory for me, but especially for the fans and the club,' said Borrell. 'I am also happy for Rafael Benitez, as he invests a lot of time in the club and the ccademy.[LNB]'He made a bold move to bring me and the rest of my staff to Liverpool, so it's nice to be able to win this sort of match for him.'[LNB] Martin Samuel: Wigan's first ever win over Liverpool... so, how's that for history then, Javier Mascherano?Gerrard in the clear after Liverpool captain 'flashed V-sign' at ref MarrinerWigan 1 Liverpool 0: Rodallega rocks Rafa as Reds blow chance to go fourthLiverpool sign 15-year-old England starlet Raheem Sterling from QPR [LNB]  

Source: Daily_Mail