Rafa Benitez has beaten Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal andFulham to sign Queens Park Rangers wonderkid Raheem Sterling.
Exciting talent: Liverpool sign 15-year-old Raheem Sterling from QPR
The 15-year-old striker's prodigious talent has led to comparisons with Wayne Rooney at the same age but Liverpool were the only club willing to guarantee an initial fee of £500,000, with extra payments contingent on his development and appearances.
Sterling, born in Jamaica but an England Under-16 international, has been one of the hottest properties in English football for some time.
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