By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Highly rated at Melwood, Sterling holds the record of being the second-youngest player to make his senior team bow last year. Embarking on his second season as a member of the first team under a new man in charge, the 17-year old told the club's official website that he has already become accustomed to Rodger's presence on the training ground.
"It's good being back at Melwood with the new manager, he makes everyone feel welcome, even the young lads who are coming up," Sterling stated.
"For him to speak to us is really good. He's given us advice, he's a good manager."
With the former Swansea manager keen to turn Liverpool into team with strong attacking impetus, Sterling sees an opportunity to shine, one he is motivated to make the most of.
"The manager likes his wingers to press high up the pitch, so I'm working on that to try and impress him at an early stage and I'm looking forward to it," Sterling said.
"I'm not the tallest or biggest of lads, so it's just really about doing more strength work so I can be ready for whenever I am called upon."
Rodgers has not displayed an aversion for using young talent, an aspect Sterling hopes will work to his advantage.
"His attacking style of play suits me perfectly but I've still got to work hard in training and try to prove myself and hopefully it will pay off," he shared.
"I can't take anything for granted, I've got to work hard, day in and day out in training, and the manager has said if you're good enough, you're old enough, so that's nice for me to know."