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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Official: QPR's Raheem Sterling Joins Liverpool

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QPR Official Site - Sterling Departs
Raheem Sterling has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee
The QPR youth product has been a regular in the QPR Under 18s this season and has also featured in the Reserves.
- The 15-year-old made his debut for the England U16s in November as a second-half substitute against Northern Ireland, and has gone on to make two further appearances for Kenny Swain's team.
- QPR's Youth Development Manager Steve Gallen said: "It is obviously disappointing to lose Raheem. I know him very well, having worked closely with him for a number of years.
- "We wanted to keep him, but Raheem was keen to play for an Academy, and Liverpool is obviously an excellent move for him, as far as that is concerned.
- "Liverpool's bid matched our valuation of him, and we all wish him well.
- "Raheem is a fantastic lad with a brilliant attitude. The players and staff are going to miss him around the place.
- "I hope, and I firmly believe, that he will have a great future in the game."
- The Club wishes Raheem well for the future. QPR

LIVERPOOL OFFICIAL SITE - Reds sign QPR midfielder
- Liverpool FC today confirmed the signing of England youth international Raheem Sterling from Championship side Queens Park Rangers. The attacking midfielder will join the club's Academy set-up in Kirkby.
- Managing Director Christian Purslow said: "The success of our Academy is vital to the future progress of the club and we have made clear that we will invest in outstanding young talent.
- "Raheem is a very exciting young English player whose progress was being closely monitored by many other leading clubs and I'm delighted he's joining us.
- "Frank McParland and his staff have done a great job in bringing him to Liverpool."
- Author: James Carroll Liverpool

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