“I don’t think he’s got bones in his body, it’s like he’s made of steel ” said Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers as he sang the praises of winger Raheem Sterling in the wake of Liverpool’s rout of Everton last Tuesday.
“He also has toughness in his brain,” the Reds manager continued. “Mentally, he’s very strong. He is improving his technique and he needs to improve his goal return but that will come.” With the Anfield side failing to capitalize on a one goal lead against West Bromwich Albion at the weekend, Liverpool ended up dropping points from a winning on the road yet again – something that Sterling will be looking to make up for when Arsenal visit Merseyside this weekend.
Daniel Sturridge’s first half strike was cancelled out mid-way through the second, leaving the Reds to split the points with Pepe Mel’s side. “The whole team is disappointed not to get the three points against West Brom,” Sterling said in a recent chat with the club’s official website. “The manager told us that we tried to play football and that’s the most important thing.” A horror pass from Liverpool defender Kolo Toure gifted the ball to Baggies striker Victor Anichebe for the equalizer, and with Rodgers men unable to find the go-ahead, their chance to open a real gap on their closest chasers was lost.
Liverpool go into this weekend’s match in fourth place and will be looking to get a result against an Arsenal side that haven’t lost at Anfield in five visits. “Hopefully we can cut the mistakes out of our game and be right up there at the end of the season” said the 19-year old ahead of Saturday’s crunch meeting with the Gunners. “We’ll just pick up and go again for the next game.”