VIDEO: Sterling does a Gerrard with wonder pass for Sturridge goal

Youngster's through ball set up Liverpool hotshot to open the scoring in Sunday's 4-3 spectacle against Swansea.

In what would go on to be a game full of sensational strikes, the one that kicked them all off, Daniel Sturridge's opener, was more about the assist than the finish.

Raheem Sterling, so impressive in recent weeks, appeared to be taking a leaf out of his captain Steven Gerrard's book, with an outrageous through ball off the outside of his right foot that took out the entire Swansea back line and found in form-frontman Sturridge, who promptly beat goalkeeper Michael Vorm and smashed the ball home.

It was reminiscent of Gerrard's own awesome pass to Sturridge in last week's win over Fulham, and reinforced not only the promise of Sterling, but also the confidence and flair coursing through this Liverpool side at the moment.

With a place to Brazil still up for grabs, Sterling is going some way to make his ticket a foregone conclusion, and has now contributed five goals and seven assists over his 27 games this season, making him one of the form wide players available.

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