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Sterling signs long-term Liverpool deal

Published on Dec 21, 2012 10:48 PM
 

LONDON (REUTERS) - Teenage Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling, one of the shining talents in a lacklustre season for the former European giants, committed his long-term future to the Premier League club on Friday.

The 18-year-old, who became England's fifth youngest player of all time when he made his senior debut last month in a friendly against Sweden, told the club website that it was a dream come true.

"There's a lot more to be done. I haven't begun yet, as the manager has said. Hopefully I can kick on after the New Year and try to do my best for the team and the football club," said the Jamaican-born player.

The club's managing director Ian Ayre said Liverpool, currently 12th in the league, had secured one of the "country's brightest young talents".

 
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