Much has been made of Raheem Sterling’s rise through the ranks at Liverpool over recent months and under Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers he has featured in every game since round 2. With one goal and four assists to his name so far this season he has also managed not only to become a viable fantasy football option but he has also secured his first caps for England at senior level.
Many fantasy managers will of course be aware of his potential and will have undoubtedly considered bringing him in over the last 14 week’s but there is a word of warning to all those who have or are thinking about making the plunge. Brendan Roger’s has come out today and siad that he expects to rest Sterling in the near future which is not so good news for us fantasy managers.
Roger’s is quoted as saying;
“There will be at some point and we’ll need to give him a breather, there’s is no question [about that],”
“He’s a very young man and is still learning the game. He still has technical elements he needs to improve upon and tactical elements.
“But one of the biggest things is psychological at this level – real mental fatigue can set in.”
“He’s been terrific so far. He’s got to this stage at the end of November and been absolutely brilliant, but at some point he will need that breather.”
“He’s been one of our leading players, but for the benefit of Raheem it’ll be something I’ll need to consider.”