It was only last year that Raheem Sterling burst onto the scene with the Liverpool first team, and it's only 11 months since he won an England debut after a scintillating start to his Premier League career.
He had the world at his feet: Born in Jamaica and playing in England as a winger, Sterling was quickly compared to Anfield legend John Barnes, and his impressive and confident performances won fans and attracted admirers alike.
But since the turn of the year, with fresh faces arriving and making instant impacts, Sterling has been taken out of the first team for a break and has recently gotten into trouble with the law, making it an underwhelming and unhappy few months for the No. 31.
Aged just 18—he signed his first professional contract in December 2012—Sterling still has an entire career ahead of him and a wonderful opportunity to blossom and grow under the tutelage of Brendan Rodgers.
To make sure he takes his Liverpool career forward, here are five things Raheem Sterling must do.