RAHEEM Sterling didn’t look out of place for England at all last Wednesday, and his part in Danny Welbeck’s goal and his general play was very good.
Brendan Rodgers might have been worried Sterling would return to Liverpool and have gone big time, but it doesn’t seem to have happened, certainly given the way the youngster played on Saturday against Wigan Athletic.
Everything that has been put in front of him, Sterling has dealt with.
The great thing for me is that, for such a young lad, he sees things. He has an experienced head. He can spot a pass.
People go on about Theo Walcott but Sterling is already ahead of him in terms of his football intelligence and how he sees the games. He reads it better. He spots passes. He doesn’t stick his head down and beat a few players. He times his runs well.
You want to whisper it, but it is so far so very very good for Sterling.
Jordan Henderson was another to have impressed on Saturday. He has had a lot of knockbacks but in the last few weeks he has deserved praise for his performances.
When Lucas Leiva returns, I doubt Henderson will see much football. But he has just got on with it.