Sterling signs long-term Liverpool deal
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".