Liverpool face a battle to keep hold of England under-18 star Raheem Sterling as Tottenham plan a raid for the talented youngster, reports the Daily Mail.


Sterling has been earmarked as one of the brightest young talents in the Liverpool youth academy after he joined the club from QPR aged just 15.


However the paper suggests Sterling is growing frustrated at his lack of progression on Merseyside since his switch back in 2010, while also suggesting is keen on a move back to the capital having failed to settle in the north-west.


Sterling is yet to make a senior appearance for the Reds, but looked set to be become the youngest ever player to represent the Anfield club when he was included in Kenny Dalglish’s squad to face Sparta Prague in the Europa League last year.


However he failed to make it off the bench, with the Mail suggesting broken promises over first team chances from Liverpool could mark his exit from the club.


The young winger should feature in Liverpool’s NextGen series – billed as the Champions League for youth team players – against Ajax tonight.


The Mail reports that a representative from Tottenham will be at the game to run the rule over the youngster.


Sterling, born in Jamaica but eligible to play for England, was at the centre of a fierce tussle between both Manchester clubs, Arsenal and Liverpool before he opted to head for Merseyside two years ago.


Liverpool paid an initial fee of £500,000 with that figure rising dependent on his development and appearances for the former England Under-16 international, who’s ability has been compared to Wayne Rooney at a similar age.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: