Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling has been one of the Premier League’s success stories this season.
The 19-year-old former troublemaker has come on leaps and bounds this season, helping the Reds edge closer to an elusive Premier League title with a number of impressive displays.
Striker duo Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez have been at the forefront in receiving the plaudits for the amount of goals they have scored, yet creative midfielders Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling have arguably been just as important.
Sterling’s development on Merseyside has seen him being mentioned as a contender for the Premier League’s Young Player of the Year award, and he was quick to praise Brendan Rodgers and the faith he had in him as a result of his progress.
"He [Brendan Rodgers] has had belief in me," Sterling was quoted as saying by The Mirror.
"He has put me in different positions and had the faith to try me there. He has had great faith and I am just glad I got a goal for him and a goal for the team.”
"I knew I had a lot to give. I just have confidence now and right now it is sky high.”
In 21 Premier League starts, Sterling has scored nine goals and assisted a further four.
His performances of late have earned him international recognition where he was named as man-of-the-match during England’s recent 1-0 victory over Denmark.
With the World Cup just two months away, Raheem Sterling will be intent on making it a summer to remember by heading to Brazil as a Premier League winner.