Hamann described Liverpool's performance as 'poor', but was positive about Sterling's brief cameo:
"I think he [Sterling] had a good impact when he came on. He took defenders on, won a couple of free kicks and had a shot that Skrtel gets on the end of.
"In sixteen minutes, he showed more than some players did in the ninety minutes. He had a big impact when he came on, and he certainly deserves another chance, and hopefully we'll see more of him in the future"
The thing that immediately stood about Sterling was his blistering pace, and it was great to see real speed in the team for a change. The youngster's touch seemed good, and he definitely wasn't over-awed by the occasion.
Now that Sterling has had a taste of the action, stick him in the team for every league game until the rest of the season; it's not like he can do any worse than the likes of Downing and Henderson, is it?