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Sterling grateful for chance

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is hoping to repay the faith shown in him by manager Brendan Rodgers.

Last Updated: 16/01/14 at 11:24 Post Comment

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool youngster hopes to repay Brendan Rodgers' faith

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool youngster hopes to repay Brendan Rodgers' faith

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The 19-year-old has enjoyed a run of 10 straight games in the Reds' starting line-up, scoring three goals in the Premier League.

After starting the season on the bench, Rodgers has opted to include the former QPR youngster on a regular basis with Sterling revealing his joy at being given a chance to shine.

"I'm really enjoying having a run in the team; anyone playing for the club would love to have a run in the team," he told the club's official website.

"I've been given a chance, the manager has put faith in me and played me week in, week out so far. Hopefully I can produce on the pitch and carry on.

"I knew within myself that there would be a point in the season when I would get a chance. I just had to be ready.

"In training I was working hard to hopefully get a chance; the chance came and hopefully I can repay the manager by either scoring or assisting."

Sitting in fourth place in the league and six points adrift of leaders Arsenal, Sterling has praised the team spirit at the Merseyside club, who welcome Aston Villa to Anfield this weekend.

"Confidence is the most important thing for my game; if I'm not confident, I don't do the stuff I normally would do - I just do the safe or simple option," he said.

"But now, getting into my zone with the senior players encouraging you to do what they know you can do, it's a really good moment for me and the team.

"This season, if you come into the dressing room before the game and after the game - and around the training ground - you can see the difference that has been made by the team bonding. It has been really good."

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