Brendan Rodgers pleased Raheem Sterling's form is on upward curve

Sterling has impressed for Liverpool in the past few games after a poor spell in the side.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that Raheem Sterling is returning to his best form after last night's 3-1 win over Leicester City.

Sterling started the season in a promising fashion, much like he ended the last campaign as he terrorised defences, but as the Reds' form dipped this season, his did as well.

But in the past few games there have been a couple of signs of the teenager becoming a handful for opponents once again.

Rodgers said after last night's game: “Raheem is absolutely coming back to form. He has that zip back in his game. That pace, his skill.

“He's looked a lot better in the last three games. It's that mental fitness in his game that he has picked up that puts extra energy into the game.”

Sterling certainly showed his quality in the Champions League game against Ludogorets in Bulgaria by setting up Jordan Henderson's goal, and perhaps ought to have scored himself during the 2-2 draw. He caused Stoke problems in the wide areas on Saturday at Anfield. Against Leicester, despite a couple of knocks, he gave their back line a torrid time with his pace and played a big role in goals for Steven Gerrard and Henderson.

There have been times this season when it looks as if he could've done with a rest, but he seems to have got something of second wind this season, but the Reds could do with Sterling rediscovering form in front of goal. The last time he found the net was in a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United in September, and with a couple of other players starting to get in amongst the goals, there is perhaps a little less pressure on him to step up his game even further. 

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