Sterling vows to be a leader in the Chelsea dressing room

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Raheem Sterling started out his career at a very young age, and broke into the Liverpool team as a 17-year-old youngster.

Now an experienced player at the peak of his career, Sterling has definitely been around for a very long time.

Sterling has vowed to use his experience to benefit the young players coming up at Chelsea.

Sterling said: “I feel like it’s my full journey. Going up to Liverpool and manifesting what I wanted, going to City and living the dream, and now coming back to London as a grown adult, being in the football game and I feel like I’ve got my head on my shoulders.

“I know exactly what I what from my life and football. So it’s a perfect time to have a new challenge.”

 Sterling added: “I want to be more involved in dressing room decisions, being more vocal and trying to drive the team on.”

Sterling revealed how coming up under Steven Gerrard as a youngster at Liverpool benefitted him immensely.

He went on: “It’s one of my traits that no matter how old you are, it’s good to try to nurture younger people in whatever profession it is. You don’t want a hostile environment for them to come into, you want it to be one they can flourish.

“When I was young, I had someone like Steven Gerrard around me. When I went into the national team, he had his arm around me and that makes you a lot more relaxed around the camp so you can do your best. That’s all I ever try to do.”