Sterling admits confidence has played a significant part in him feeling at home as a first team regular.
"I'm just working hard and trying to do the best that I can. I feel really confident now and feel as if I'm getting into my zone," he told liverpoolfc.com.
"Hopefully I've got more to come. Confidence is the most important thing for my game; if I'm not confident, I don't do the stuff I normally would do - I just do the safe or simple option.
"But now, getting into my zone with the senior players encouraging you to do what they know you can do, it's a really good moment for me and the team.
"I'm really enjoying having a run in the team. I've been given a chance, the manager has put faith in me and played me week in, week out so far. Hopefully I can produce on the pitch and carry on.
"I knew within myself that there would be a point in the season when I would get a chance. I just had to be ready.
"In training I was working hard to hopefully get a chance; the chance came and hopefully I can repay the manager by either scoring or assisting."
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