Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is confident new manager Brendan Rodgers rates him.

Sterling was brought to Liverpool by former boss Kenny Dalglish.

He told the Jamaican Gleaner: "He (Dalglish) is the one who gave me my debut, so I am grateful for that. To make my debut for Liverpool at 17 is quite an achievement, so I am happy that he had faith in me.

"But it's actually quite a good trade because he wanted me to come down to Swansea on loan (last season), so he is a good manager!"