Liverpool defender Kolo Toure has hailed Raheem Sterling following the Harlesden teenager’s recent performances.
The 19-year-old has gone from strength to strength this season and has made nine consecutive starts for Brendan Rodgers’ side.
Sterling has been touted as a strong contender for England’s World Cup squad, particularly as Arsenal’s Theo Walcott has been ruled out of the tournament with a knee injury.
“For me at the moment Raheem is one of the best players in our team,” Toure told the Liverpool Echo.
“He can beat any player in this league with his pace and skill. He’s very strong and compact. He works so hard for the team and this boy certainly has a very bright future.
“He’s playing more games now and when you play a number of games in a row you get a lot of confidence. For a young player like that to be playing at that level is amazing.”