Raheem Sterling reassures Liverpool fans ahead of key Arsenal clash

Raheem Sterling

The Liverpool youngster has returned to Anfield after having a toe injection.

Liverpool star Raheem Sterling has reassured supporters that he harbours hopes of being available for the Reds’ key clash against Arsenal next weekend, the Irish Independent report.

The 20-year-old winger starred for England last night, scoring one goal and assisting another as the Three Lions routed a poor Lithuania side 4-0 at Wembley.

As expected, Sterling immediately took a toe injection after the match – sanctioned by his club – and now heads back to Anfield in order to rest and recover in time for next weekend.

It will be touch and go whether Sterling will be completely fit to start the match against the Gunners in North London, but speaking to reporters he conceded that he is confident of being available.

"It had been pre-agreed with the FA and obviously my club to get an injection after the game," he explained. "I will receive some treatment back at the club and go from there."

"I will get this injection now and see how it goes in the next few days. Hopefully I will be okay for the Arsenal game."

Should Raheem Sterling start against Arsenal?

Despite his lack of form for the Anfield outfit in recent weeks – perhaps owing to his contract situation – if Sterling is anywhere near fully fit, Brendan Rodgers should have little hesitation in including him.

Against Lithuania the 20-year-old completed a whopping 11 dribbles and, with the ball at his feet, there aren’t many better players currently plying their trade in the Premier League.

The Reds head into their encounter with the Gunners arguably needing to win to keep their top four hopes alive and, up against such quality opposition, pace and composure will be essential.

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