Sterling vows to learn

Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling has pledged to learn from his World Cup experience this summer.

The 19-year-old played in his first senior international tournament – but it turned out to be a short stay as England failed to make the knockout stage.

“It was a learning curve for me – an experience I am willing to learn from”

Raheem Sterling 

Despite the disappointment with the results, Sterling is looking to bounce back in the new season as he prepares for his next challenge – tackling the Champions League.

On his time in Brazil, Sterling said: “For any young person to be involved in such a big tournament is obviously a great experience and it was no different for myself.

“It was a good feeling to get out there on the pitch and show the world what I could do really.

“Obviously on a team performance [level] we are disappointed with how the tournament went.”

Raheem Sterling surges forward with the ball

Raheem Sterling in action against Italy

He continued: “We would have liked to be in the tournament up until now and all the way to the final but that was not the case.

“It was a learning curve for me – an experience I am willing to learn from.”

Sterling is on holiday in Jamaica before he heads back to pre-season, but he is already looking ahead to the new campaign.

He told LoopJamaica.com: “Last season we did really well as a team. This season we will just go in the same as we did last year and take it step by step, week in week out.

“Hopefully we can do well as a team and a collective. We will be going out there on a positive note and hopefully we can do what we know we can do.”