Raheem Sterling a quick learner: Brendan Rodgers

 Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as a quick learner as the England winger showed he had reaped the benefits of shooting practice.

IANS| Last Updated: Dec 27, 2014, 18:27 PM IST
Raheem Sterling a quick learner: Brendan Rodgers

London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as a quick learner as the England winger showed he had reaped the benefits of shooting practice.

The England winger showed great composure to score the only goal of the game at Turf Moor, rounding Burnley keeper Tom Heaton before sliding his effort into an empty net Friday, reports dailymail.co.uk.

In a similar situation at Old Trafford two weeks ago, Sterling missed a number of chances but, since then, the 20-year-old has scored three times in three appearances and Liverpool’s manager explained he has been doing intense training at Melwood.

"It showed what a great learner he is. He is in a position now, he will receive a lot of opportunities in that kind of situation because of his pace. His pace will take him away from anyone and since that game he has gone away with the coaches and worked on that type of finish, both left side and right side," Rodgers said.

"He showed great composure and a great ability to learn, to beat the keeper and finished it really well. His development and ability to want to be better has got us the three points."