By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The 17-year-old scored the only goal in the game against Reading to ensure manager Brendan Rodgers got his first home win.
His goal also made him the second-youngest goalscorer for the Reds after Michael Owen, who scored on his debut against Wimbledon at the age of 17 years and 149 days.
Johnson was especially pleased to be able to witness a hint of Sterling's remarkable potential on the pitch against Reading. The England international took heart from the performance and shared his view with the club website that fans might get to see him score more goals as well as the fact that Sterling is a quick and enthusiastic learner.
"We were delighted for Raheem to score his first goal and he deserved it," Johnson told the club's official club website.
"He just takes everything in his stride and is always willing to learn. He has got fantastic attributes and I'm pretty sure and confident that this won't be his last goal in the Premier League that's for sure.
"He is a confident lad every day in training and a good lad as well. He is learning quickly."
Sterling was procured from the QPR youth academy in 2010 and has featured in every league game for Liverpool in the current season.