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Liverpool teenager boosted to kick-start Selhurst Park scoring

| 23.11.2014

Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace for the televised Sunday lunchtime kick-off from the Premier League and one of the travelling Reds contingent is carrying a wondrous price to break the deadlock.

Raheem Sterling has been boosted by Ladbrokes from 6/1 to a whopping 8/1 to fire the first goal of the contest down at Selhurst Park.

Read on to find out just why this is an offer worthy of a few pennies from any weekend’s betting budget.

Since ‘Tired Gate’ occurred during the previous international break to the one just gone, Liverpool’s livewire teenager has showed encouraging signs that he did indeed benefit from a rest.

Although the youngster has not added to his tally of three Premier League strikes since late September his general play has vastly improved since his request to be benched for England’s qualifier against Estonia last month, which caused such unnecessary controversy.

Sterling was instrumental in Liverpool’s last away league win at QPR, where his late dash and deflected centre on the counter attack, resulted in the winning goal very late on at Loftus Road.

Furthermore, Sterling excelled in the number 10 role for England against Slovenia most recently and with Daniel Sturridge now unavailable yet again for this game, there is every chance he could be playing a supporting striker role for his club.

With Mario Balotelli preferring to operate in a front two, rumours are that Brendan Rodgers will use Sterling’s pace up alongside the Italian in attack when the Reds line up against the Eagles.

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Christian Crowther

Give Christian a sport with anything remotely spherical in it and he’ll happily while away the hours watching it on the box. However, he’d much prefer writing about, playing or betting on golf, football, cricket, tennis, snooker.... you get the picture.