Liverpool attacker Raheem Sterling has spied a fresh first team chance.

The young winger insists he's ready to "step up to the plate" in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who is facing up to eight weeks out with ankle ligament damage.

You've got to be on your game every time, so in training you've got to be working hard. Any moment in time, you can get a chance. I'm just working hard," he told the Liverpool Echo.

"I'm not happy that Daniel has got injured, but I've got to step up to the plate if I get called and hopefully do well for the team. Hopefully I can get a few more starts and do well for the team."

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