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Liverpool starlet takes first steps to greatness

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Liverpool wonderkid Raheem Sterling enjoyed a dream debut for the U18 side with a goal in the 'mini' Merseyside derby.

The Reds beat a handful of Premier League clubs to land the coveted England Schoolboy, and Sterling took his first steps on the road to what many hope becomes Liverpool greatness.

Times are tough for for the senior side, with Rafael Benitez's side struggling in the Premier League fight for fourth. A 4-3 comeback victory for the juniors against bitter rivals Everton might at least have brought a smile to the face of the Spanish boss, although questions over the future of Benitez are starting to surface.

The youth setup offers more than a glimmer of hope for the Anfield faithful though, with Sterling, Michael Ngoo and Kristjan Emilsson three teenage starlets who appear to have bright futures ahead of them.

The reserve team also boasts a plethora of young talent, with David Amoo, Lauri Dalla Valle and Dani Pacheco just three names in the frame for potential greatness in Merseyside.

It's Raheem Sterling who's the talk of the famed Melwood Academy at the moment though, unsurpring when you think that the Reds beat Manchester United and Arsenal to his signature from QPR.

Signing for a fee that could reportedly rise to as much as £5 million, it's clear that Liverpool believe they've landed a great piece of young English talent ahead of their fiercest rivals.

Time will tell to see if this teenager can make an impact in the future, but his career could not have begun any better in his new home.

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