17 year old Sterling gives Liverpool opening Anfield win

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Saturday 20 October 2012 - 3:00 pm
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Liverpool 1-0 Reading

Liverpool grabbed their first 3 points at Anfield this season, and only their third of the year, thanks to a fine display from the reds talented youngster.  He was given a standing ovation as he left the field.

Raheem Sterling scores against Bayer Leverkusen

As has been the story of the season so far, Liverpool should have scored more goals, but this time managed to hang on to ensure they grabbed the win.

Suarez and Sterling combined well in the game - Suarez' partner for this game was yet again another youngster - Suso - who is doing his level best to make an impression during Fabio Borini's extended lay off.

The team news before the game saw Brad Jones named in the Liverpool goal - Pepe Reina ruled out with a hamstring injury - the first league game Pepe has missed through injury in six years.

Liverpool dominated, with Sterling at the heart of all the reds good chances - but both Glen Johnson and Luis Suarez wasted opportunities provided to them.

It was up to Sterling himself to get the goal - in the 29th minute - when Suarez laid on a great ball to Raheem.  Sterling fired in a powerful shot to beat the Reading keeper.

The reds came out in the second half determined to get the second goal - however as the game wore on the crowd and the players started to get nervous - Reading smelt blood and had a couple of chances themselves - but Brad Jones put in a solid performance and fully deserved his clean sheet.

The relief at the final whistle was palpable - and the reds move up to the dizzy heights of 11th place.

2 comments on
17 year old Sterling gives Liverpool opening Anfield win

  1. Could have and should have been about 5 or 6 nil, just like against the Salford Hoofers, only this time the ref didn’t rescue the opposition. I’d sell Suarez and buy 3-4 strikers in January, i don’t see his wastefulness changing.

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