Sterling joined Liverpool as a 15-year-old from the youth set-up at Queens Park Rangers on 27 February 2010. His family moved from Jamaica when he was seven. Sterling had been featuring regularly for Rangers' u-18 team at that time as well as the reserves. There is a tendency to exaggerate the potential of young promising players like Sterling and the hype machine certainly went into full swing when he scored five goals for Liverpool's youth side in a 9-0 FA Cup win over Southend in February 2011. Following his performance he was included in…
"He's the loudest snorer you'll ever hear. It's unbelievable. We were away at Southampton and I think someone sleeping in Newcastle complained about the noise. What you see is what you get with Jerzy though. He's a great man and a brilliant professional."
Anfield | Sunday 23 May 2021
The European Championships are finally drawing to a close.
You begin to wonder whether the years under Shankly, Paisley and Dalglish, were all that consistently glorious after all. Our record against clubs in the lowest league positions was considerably worse than in more modern times.
Between 1892 and 2021, some 230 Liverpool players have been sent out on loan, about 100 of them more than once, but we have received only twenty-nine, less than the equivalent of a modern full squad.