Liverpool legend: Reds are becoming one-man team due to this player

Raheem Sterling

Graeme Souness has claimed that Liverpool are in danger of becoming over-reliant on the skill-set of Raheem Sterling.

Brendan Rodgers should chance his attacking tactics.

That is the opinion of legendary former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness, 61, who won five league titles with the Anfield club during a historic six year stretch in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Precociously-talented teenager Raheem Sterling, 19, has been in exceptional form thus far this season - with 26 key passes, two assists and three goals from eight Premier League appearances (and one as a substitute) to his name.

"It is true Liverpool are placing a lot of responsibility on him but the same can be said of England and if they are relying on a 19-year-old kid then I think it does not reflect well on England's group," commented Souness to Press Association Sport recently.

He continued: "The same can be said for Liverpool: if you are relying on a 19-year-old to deliver in big games for you it is not how it should be."

Sterling has scored vital goals against Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur. He has also made his Champions League debut having helped the club to a 2-1 triumph over Ludogorets Razgrad at Anfield.

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