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Raheem Sterling has vowed to improve as he looks to secure a first-team spot ahead of the new Premier League season.

Sterling has impressed for Liverpool during pre-season, and has been a stand-out player on the club’s tour of Indonesia, Australia and Thailand.

The youngster scored in a 2-0 win over an Indonesian XI, before following this up with a great performance against Melbourne Victory on Wednesday. 

Asked whether or not he feels he has established himself in Brendan Rodgers' first-team squad, Sterling replied: "No, not at all. 

"I'm just another young player working every day to try and make a mark on this season and get some minutes on the pitch," he told liverpoolfc.com.

"I'm fully focused on trying to prove I deserve a place in the team and the squad.

"I've set myself a few targets, which I'm looking forward to trying to hopefully meet this season," he added.

The 18-year-old enjoyed a run of games in the first-team squad at the start of last season, and was rewarded with his England debut in October against Serbia. 

With the 2014 World Cup less than a year away, Sterling could be in with a chance of making the squad, although the winger insists he is focusing on club duty.

"I'll play for Liverpool and just see how it goes," he said.

"As a young player, everyone has a dream - hopefully I can make mine a reality."

Liverpool continue their preparation for the new season on Sunday when they face Thailand.

 

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