Cole's strike came courtesy of a defence-splitting pass from Sterling, and he believes the 18-year-old has a bright future in front of the Kop.
He told liverpoolfc.com: "It was a great pass from Raheem for my goal.
"That's what he's capable of, he is a real livewire and is always a threat. He never stops running and working hard for the team and never looks tired, and for an 18-year-old kid that's unbelievable.
"He is going to be a top player and he is at the right club to do that."