Liverpool News: Wonder Kid Raheem Sterling Unsettled at Anfield

S. GordonCorrespondent IIMarch 13, 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 14:  Raheem Sterling of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his first goal during the FA Youth Cup match between Liverpool and Southend United at Anfield on February 14, 2011 in Liverpool, England.  (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
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So we have heard all the controversy of the Paul Pogba situation over at Old Trafford but now we have a carbon copy event with Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling.

Raheem Sterling is widely thought of around Anfield as the “next big thing” with some outstanding performances in the Liverpool academy and reserve teams.

According to the Daily Mail, the lack of first-team opportunities have seen the young Jamaican-born England under-17 international question his future at the club, with Tottenham waiting to pounce.

Sterling is still relatively new to the Liverpool setting after joining from the Queens Park Rangers academy back in February, 2010. He had spent seven years with the London side before making the move to Merseyside.

The young winger caught the world’s attention when he banged in five goals for Liverpool’s youth team in a 9-0 win against Southend in the FA Youth Cup.

Sterling has made two appearances for the Reds but both in preseason friendlies. He played once against Borussia Dortmund and then exactly a year later he featured against Valerenga.

This is obviously becoming a problem for some of the major clubs as we have seen with Manchester United duo Ravel Morrison and Paul Pogba. What should be done to keep the star youngsters at their clubs?

He is set to feature in the NextGen Series which is a club competition for under-19.  Liverpool’s youth will face off in the semifinal against Ajax tomorrow and Tottenham scouts are rumoured to be in attendance.

Can Liverpool afford to lose one of their brightest talents?