The Jamaican-born Raheem Sterling has backed Liverpool to go to Stamford Bridge and win next week to earn them a place in the final of the Capital One Cup, after a pulsating first leg at Anfield.
The England international was the hero of the first leg, pulling the Reds level with a superb solo goal in front of the Kop. But Liverpool can feel hard done by not to have picked up a victory, with the Reds managing 20 attempts to Chelsea’s two – of which one was their goal from the penalty spot.
But Sterling believes Liverpool’s dominant display is proof they can travel to west London next week and get a result.
“It’s not the worst result – we’ll go into next week’s game fully focused, knowing we can win there. Hopefully we’ll play our best and try to get the result,” said Sterling. “We have to play our normal game, try to keep the ball, be patient and don’t try to rush things. We know we’ll get chances there.” he added.
The 21 years-old said that they just need to play our normal game and everything else will follow. He continued that they were disappointed to be 1-0 down going into the break. But the boys stuck in there really well and played some great football at times.
Sterling also modestly described his seventh goal of the season as a ‘lucky finish,’ in what was his first game at Anfield following his mid-season break to Jamaica.