Rushie was recently asked who he felt would be the 'next Ian Rush' at Liverpool. The ever-modest Welshman argued that 'you have to be looking at someone with a better pace' than he had.
Then, despite warning that he didn't think it was 'right to actually say names because you are putting pressure on that person' (!) Rush gave his view on who he believes is the best up and coming young striker at Liverpool:
“There are a few young kids coming up. There is one young lad, Raheem Sterling. He is only 17. He is similar to Michael Owen at that age..."
As I argued in an article earlier today, I would love to see a creative flair player come through the youth set-up for a change, and Sterling looks like he has great potential. He's small, but so was Owen, and he made it.
Sterling was born in Kingston, Jamaica, just like Liverpool legend John Barnes; perhaps it's a good omen?