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The second fastest man in the world has heaped praise on the promising youngster following his impressive performance against champions Manchester City on Sunday

Jamaican sprinter Yohan Blake has lauded Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling after the winger's impressive performance in Sunday's 2-2 draw with Manchester City.

Blake ran the joint-third fastest time in 100-metres history to win gold at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday, clocking 9.69 seconds, a time only ever bettered by Olympic champion Usain Bolt.

But the sprinter, who is also known as the 'The Beast', took time out to praise the Anfield wideman on his accomplished display.

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22-year-old Blake tweeted: "Hail up fellow Yardie-- Raheem Stirling of Liverpool FC! Big up yourself @sterling31".

Sterling, who was born in Jamaica before moving to England, made his Premier League debut and completed the full 90 minutes as the Reds earned a respectable draw against the champions.

The 17-year-old was signed by former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez from QPR in 2010.

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