England and Liverpool captain predicts bright Anfield future for Raheem Sterling
England captain Steven Gerrard has hailed Raheem Sterling following the teenager’s first taste of a Merseyside derby.
Sterling, 17, impressed for Liverpool during Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Everton at Goodison Park.
And Reds captain Gerrard, 32, is predicting a bright future for the tricky winger who has already played for England at U16, U17, U19 and Under-21 level.
He said: "Sterling was fantastic. He has been a revelation for us.
"Seventeen years of age, away in a derby against a big, physical team...I thought he was outstanding.
"The way he stands up, wants the ball and doesn't hide is a credit to him and he's got some bottle.
"That's what you look for in young lads. You wonder whether they have the bottle to play away from home against tough teams and difficult situations and he handled it superbly.
"I don't think the Everton players would have known much about Raheem before yesterday but they are going to be seeing an awful lot more of him in future.
"He's going to be playing in many, many Merseyside derbies and he's going to have a major impact in them.”