It's up to him! - Fjortoft suggests Sterling is controlling his own destiny

Raheem Sterling And Rodgers

There's no limit to what Raheem Sterling can achieve according to Jan Aage Fjortoft.

European football expert Jan Aage Fjortoft says it’s up to Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling just how good he can become.

Sterling has been touted as England’s best player, despite only being 19-years-old, and excelled as Roy Hodgson’s side got their Euro 2016 adventure off to a winning start against Switzerland.

Sterling is arguably the best player to exploit a counter attack in the Premier League and he seems to have carried forward the momentum he built up for his club side last season.

Fjortoft’s comments create a nice contrast with teammate Mario Balotelli, who Roberto Mancini said could become the best player in the world if he applied himself in the right way.

Sterling’s profile is higher than it’s ever been at the moment and that’s going to make him a target for sides looking to stop him and prevent him from influencing big games.

  TeamPosGoal AssistGoalsWon ContestAppsMins
Raheem Sterling Liverpool MF 1 2 9 3 255

He’s already opened his goalscoring account this season with two goals from his three appearances and he’s also proving to be productive in terms of the number of dribble contests he’s winning.

It will be interesting to see how he gets on in the Champions League, which starts next week, which will provide him with a different set of challenges against some very experienced European sides.

If he makes it through those encounters with everyone still buzzing about his potential and exciting talent, his global reputation could take another big leap forward.

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