PHOTO: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling wins European Golden Boy 2014 award

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Liverpool's Raheem Sterling has been crowned the best young player in Europe for 2014.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been crowned European Golden Boy 2014 after a string of outstanding displays during this calendar year.

The England international was one of 40 players to be shortlisted for the prize - and one of only five from England - and Liverpool's official Twitter account has revealed this morning that Sterling has won.

The 20-year-old was a vital part of the Liverpool side that came so close to Premier League glory last season and he has been one of the few bright sparks in the latest campaign.

To date he has made 101 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 17 goals and providing 20 assists in that time, and he is being tipped to ultimately become one of the finest players in the game.

He certainly looks on to do that after being crowned the best young player in Europe, beating the likes of Kurt Zouma, Adnan Januzaj and Divock Origi to the award.

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