Sensational Sterling Penciled in for the Top, England Debut

Before Saturday, it felt as though one couldn't read an article or see or hear a piece of commentary concerning Liverpool without having Raheem Sterling's name pop up. On one hand it would be hard to say it wasn't deserved—the young, exciting winger has, after all, certainly made a positive impression since being thrown into the mix by Brendan Rodgers.
The praise, however, has at times seemed dangerously hyperbolic, fans and the media transfixed by the latest shiny bauble and eager to build Sterling up until he's been fashioned into some kind of saviour for both club and country while he's still not old enough to vote—or until he crumbles from the pressure, which would of course be just as good for the back pages and call-in shows as if he managed to live up to the hype....

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