Raheem Sterling is delighted to be back at Melwood working under new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and the youngster is determined to prove that he can rise to the challenge if called upon next season.
In his first official interview with Liverpoolfc.com, the 17-year-old spoke of his delight at the warm welcome he has been given by Rodgers since his return to training and revealed how he will look to improve on particular aspects of his game in an attempt to catch the manager's eye.
"It's good being back at Melwood with the new manager," said Sterling. "He makes everyone feel welcome, even the young lads who are coming up. For him to speak to us is really good. He's given us advice, he's a good manager.
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Raheem: The first LFC interview
"The manager likes his wingers to press high up the pitch, so I'm working on that to try and impress him at an early stage and I'm looking forward to it.
"I'm not the tallest or biggest of lads, so it's just really about doing more strength work so I can be ready for whenever I am called upon.
"He is getting us to play football. It's only been about a week and already you can see improvement in the movement of the ball - it's been really good football so far.
"His attacking style of play suits me perfectly but I've still got to work hard in training and try to prove myself and hopefully it will pay off.
"I can't take anything for granted, I've got to work hard, day in and day out in training, and the manager has said if you're good enough, you're old enough, so that's nice for me to know."http://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/latest-news/raheem-the-first-lfc-interview