Raheem Sterling: About a Boy

Posted: December 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Wild Words of Sport


In most of the articles written about Manchester United’s 3-0 victory over Liverpool, much has been made of the marked difference in the quality of the two teams’ finishing. Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Juan Mata, all seasoned goalscorers of proven pedigree in this league, made sure that Manchester United, still so perilously lopsided as a team, finished the afternoon victorious. David de Gea, the man of the match for many, made sure that Liverpool trudged off the pitch dejected, curling up like a collection of salted slugs, feeling a world-and-a-half away from their title-challenging potency of last season. Most dejected of all perhaps was Raheem Sterling, still a lad, and upon whom Liverpool has placed a decidedly unreasonable amount of pressure.

He started as Liverpool’s most advanced attacker against United, a false 9, if one had to assign a number to it. He showed timidity and indecisiveness in…

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