Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has identified a weakness in Raheem Sterling’s game in The Independent.
Liverpool winger Sterling is considered as one of the best young players in Europe and is one of the best players in the Premier League.
Former United midfielder Scholes rates the 20-year-old highly, but the Englishman points out that his compatriot does not score enough goals.
“Sterling is a good player,” the 40-year-old wrote in The Independent. “He can beat a man and on his day he looks impressive. But he doesn’t score enough goals, not yet anyway.”
Is Paul Scholes right about Raheem Sterling?
Scholes’s observation about Sterling is spot on: the Liverpool winger does not score too many goals.
In 28 Premier League appearances so far this season, the 20-year-old has scored just six goals and has a shot accuracy of 56%.
Sterling failed to score in six Champions League matches this campaign, although his pass accuracy was a laudable 71%.
Last season, Sterling found the back of the opposition’s net nine times in 33 Premier League matches, while having a shot accuracy of 67%.
While the Liverpool man clearly needs to score more goals, one needs to remember that he is only 20 years of age and has been playing regularly in the Premier League for less than two years.
Sterling’s main job in the current Liverpool set-up is to create chances, and that he does brilliantly.
Last season, Sterling created 51 chances in 33 Premier League appearances, and so far this campaign, he has created 62 goalscoring opportunities for his teammates in 28 league matches.