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Is there a more in-form young player in European football right now than Sterling?
Since the turn of the year, Sterling has scored six goals in 16 appearances, boasts a shot accuracy of 80 percent, has created 22 goalscoring chances, has a pass accuracy of 79 percent and wins 66 percent of his take-ons (of which there have been a massive 74), according to Squawka.
Rodgers was quick to label him Europe's best young player after his performance to help Liverpool to a 3-2 victory over Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday, as per Simon Rice of the Independent:
He is the best young player in European football at the moment.
At 19 years of age you don't see anyone better. His intelligence with the ball, his movement and he's scoring goals. His first goal was a wonderful strike. He's just shifted it, got his shot off; to beat a goalkeeper of John Ruddy's quality shows you the quality of the strike.