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Price Boost: Sterling given enhanced odds to open scoring

| 14.02.2015

With Champions League qualification and Premier League survival top of the agenda for Brendan Rodgers and Alan Pardew respectively this FA Cup tie could be seen as more of a hindrance for the bosses.

That thought process won’t trickle down to the players, however, especially when they cross that white line and one man looking to keep his good run of form going will be Raheem Sterling.

The young Liverpool ace was given some time to re-charge his batteries and the move looks to be paying off, with the England star netting two goals in his last three games.

Sterling has now scored nine goals this season and in the permanent absence of Luis Suarez and temporary absence of Daniel Sturridge he has fast emerged as the spearhead of the Reds attack.

As such, Ladbrokes have chosen the Kop favourite as the latest subject of the bookmakers’ Price Boost series, enhancing the odds on the player to net the opener in Liverpool’s FA Cup clash with Crystal Palace this weekend.

Sterling was 9/2 to net the first goal but thanks to this special price, punters can now back their man at a much more rewarding 6/1.

And with Sterling scoring first in four games already this season, this looks like one Price Boost not to be ignored.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.