Liverpool: Why Match-Winner Raheem Sterling Can Be Liverpool's Next Big Thing

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Liverpool: Why Match-Winner Raheem Sterling Can Be Liverpool's Next Big Thing
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Saturday’s match-winner Raheem Sterling has been hitting headlines for all the right reasons for Liverpool. His first Premier League goal against Reading has propelled him from "wonderboy" to "next big thing."

Sterling was signed by the Reds from Queens Park Rangers’ academy in 2010, and his rise to the top has been rapid and fruitful.

The talented winger has been one of the shining lights of Liverpool’s rather lackluster season, and his efforts were rewarded with a great finish from the edge of the box for his first senior goal.

Liverpool’s youth system has been producing some fine players in recent years, but Sterling could well become the biggest success since Steven Gerrard. The youngster’s talent and trickery has been praised by his manager, teammates and England U21 coach Stuart Pearce, and for good reason.

Sterling has three aspects of his game which give him the title of Liverpool's next big thing, but what are they?

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