19-year-old winger Raheem Sterling certainly didn’t do his World Cup chances any harm as he put in a wonderful performance during Liverpool’s excellent 4-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.
The youngster was an attacking threat throughout, completing five mazy dribbles, six accurate crosses and creating two key passes before leaving the pitch to a standing ovation when substituted ten minutes from time.
The victory was arguably in the bag for the hosts midway through the first-half as a Younes Kaboul own goal and a fine Luis Suarez finish put the Reds firmly in control.
Tim Sherwood’s men failed to respond to the onslaught in the second half, and Coutinho and Henderson added more goals as Brendan Rodgers’ men leapfrogged Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table.
With just six games remaining – including two crunch ties at Anfield against Manchester City and Chelsea – the red half of Merseyside know that their 24-year long wait to be crowned champions of England could well come to an end this season.
For now, however, Raheem Sterling and his teammates will be eager to enjoy today’s work, rest up for a couple of days and then prepare for next week’s clash at West Ham United.
The Man of the Match winner left a simple message on his Twitter account, saying: “Great team performance, really happy to be named MOTM. Come on red men.”
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