Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers is in awe of Manchester City’s star winger and player Raheem Sterling.
Rodgers is impressed by the kind of player Sterling has turned into. The Leicester City boss has taken Sterling under his wing when he was 17 and helped him become the world class player he is today – before he was sold to Manchester City.
“Raheem was always a joy to work with. He was a very young player who had clear ambitions, but he backed that up with his work,” Rodgers exclaimed.
“When we put him into the team he played with such intensity, such drive and quality, and there were lots of positions he played in for me because he was so versatile, such an incredible young footballer.
“But he always had the hunger to learn, and when he left to go to Manchester City, you could see that hunger to improve.”
“Under City boss Pep Guardiola, Rodgers recognises Sterling has now become one of the game’s top stars.
“With Pep’s coaching he has developed into a consistently world-class operator, and he will believe himself there is still a lot more to come,” added Rodgers.
“Off the field, he was a great boy, and he always stood up for what he believed in as well, off the pitch and on it.
“It’s been fantastic to see his development from a young player at 17 into a world-class talent.
“And people will tell you he is still the same, a humble young guy who is not frightened to work, and has this amazing talent that he works at.”