Sterling: I’m grateful I get to play for Liverpool

Liverpool’s win at the weekend put them top of the league, even if temporarily when considering Manchester City’s game in hands, but their fans are being given the opportunity to believe that this could be their year.

Liverpool’s last league title was won in 1990, four years before Raheem Sterling was born, but the youngster is thoroughly enjoying playing for the Merseyside team this season.

“Our football and the way we have been playing,” he said. “The most important thing is the way we’re working for each other. We’re not just running headlessly, we’re working as a unit and really perfecting that. We’re putting teams on the back foot and then pressing really hard to counter-attack them. The boys are working really hard, day in and day out in training – you can see it paying off on the pitch. With Luis and Dan scoring the goals up front, there’s a really good mixture in the team. The appetite of the players and the attitude as well; we’re really working for each other and we know the dream at the end of it. It’s a credit to the boys today; they really worked hard for each other. Everyone was pressing and working their socks off. I’m just really grateful to have been part of that team, because it’s a credit to the lads – they were great.”