Raheem Sterling is one of the most exciting youngsters in English football.
The skilful winger has become a regular under Brendan Rodgers and in November 2012 earned his first England cap at the age of just 17 - making him the youngest international in LFC history.
Sterling joined our Academy from Queens Park Rangers in February 2010.
Though it didn't count as a senior debut, he actually played as a substitute for the first team aged 15 in a pre-season defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach in 2010.
One of the highlights of his young career came during a 9-0 FA Youth Cup thrashing of Southend in early 2011, with Sterling scoring five of the goals.
The teenager made his official debut aged 17 when he featured as a substitute in a 2-1 league defeat by Wigan on March 24, 2012.
Five months later he would score a brilliant solo effort in a pre-season friendly against Bayer Leverkusen at Anfield, navigating two defenders before finishing into the bottom corner.
Sterling's first senior start came against Manchester City on August 26, 2012 - and he was so good he retained his place ahead of more experienced international stars.
He represented England at various youth levels before earning a first call-up in September 2012. Two months later, on November 14, Roy Hodgson went a step further by handing Sterling a debut in Sweden.
A whirlwind year for the youngster concluded with the signing of a new long-term Liverpool contract in December 2012, within weeks of Sterling celebrating his 18th birthday.
Although in subsequent months the agile winger would find himself out of Rodgers' first-choice line-up, Sterling's outstanding form as 2013 concluded and the new year began prompted the boss to describe the No.31 as 'the best winger in England at the moment'.