The England international scored the second goal after Brazilian Philippe Coutinho had put Liverpool ahead, and Sterling reserved special praise for his teammate’s wonderful curling effort.
“When he picked the ball up, he had nothing else on his mind,” Sterling said. “I was on and I was crying out for a pass, but credit to him. It was a great finish.
“Not many players in the world can score a goal like that.”
Coutinho’s latest strike was his fourth goal of the season, and along with his five assists the 22-year-old is showing he can influence games on a more consistent basis.
Liverpool’s run since the turn of the year has been nothing short of sensational, and at this rate they could well pip the likes of Manchester United, Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur to the final Champions League qualifying spot.
For that to happen they will need Coutinho and Sterling to remain in fine form, but there is no suggestion of them flagging; if anything, they are upping their games at just the right time.