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Liverpool wonderkid making waves at Anfield

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Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling showed his potential with a clinical brace for the U18s against Leeds.

One of the hottest properties in English football, Sterling was coveted by a string of Premier League sides back in January before deciding to join the famed Liverpool academy from QPR.

At the time the Liverpool managing director, Christian Purslow, said: "Raheem is a very exciting young English player whose progress was being closely monitored by many other leading clubs and I'm delighted he's joining us."

Arsenal were thought to be close to agreeing a deal for the player, but the winger decided to join the Reds as the Merseyside club pipped their Premier League rivals to the signature.

Roy Hodgson was clearly impressed, including the 16-year-old in Liverpool's senior pre-season tour. The youngster has continued to shine at youth level ever since.

Two second half strikes were more than enough to see off the Whites, with a 50th minute opener being consolidated with just three minutes left on the clock.

"It was a very tough game but we deserved to win because we produced a good team performance," Rodolfo Borrell told Liverpoolfc.tv.

The Liverpool U18 side remain unbeaten thus far in the 2010/11 season, and show great signs of promise for the future at Anfield.

Sterling as seen as the jewel in the crown, and the England youth international could work his way up the Liverpool ranks quicker than first imagined.

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