'Has blossomed under Brendan Rodgers' - Goal's World Player of the Week Raheem Sterling

World Player of the Week
Raheem Sterling
 
AGE  19
POSITION Winger
PLAYS FOR Liverpool
WEEK IN NUMBERS
APPS (GOALS SCORED) 1(2)
TIME ON PITCH 90
PREVIOUS WINS 0

Liverpool 5-1 Arsenal

It was the performance of the weekend and arguably the season in the Premier League as Liverpool stunned Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield.

Winger Raheem Sterling was the star of the show with a breathtaking display of pace and invention on the counterattack and two goals that summed up his maturity on the field in recent months.

Goal's Alec Fenn said: "The teenager has blossomed under Brendan Rodgers this season after a disappointing end to his maiden Premier League campaign last term.

"His explosive pace was a persistent threat at Anfield throughout the 90 minutes on Saturday afternoon, just as it had been in the 4-0 win over Everton 11 days previously.

"Two goals summed up his growing end product in recent months and should his performances continue in a similar vein between now and the end of the season, he will be a certainty to be on the England plane to World Cup 2014."

Congratulations to Raheem Sterling, Goal's 247th World Player of the Week winner!

The Shortlist

Lionel Messi - Barcelona

@CTTurnbull: "Back amongst the goals in La Liga for the first time since September."

Goal's Craig Turnbull: "His two goals in Barca's 4-1 win at Sevilla will be a big weight off his shoulders."

Robert Lewandowski - Dortmund

 @Bundesliga_en: "The striker's top of the Bundesliga scoring charts after his two goals."

Goal's Chris Myson: "He's on his way to Bayern in the summer, but he keeps on scoring goals for BVB."

Luka Modric - Real Madrid

@A10Amer: "WOW. He's the best midfielder by far. Fave player, Modric. #skills."

Goal's Miles Chambers: "Orchestrated proceedings from midfield in the 4-2 win over Villarreal."

Eden Hazard - Chelsea

@Zizouology: "Another extraordinary display. Simply the best winger in the country."

Goal's Carlo Garganese: "Tore Man City and Newcastle to shreds with two stunning showings."