Raheem Sterling: Cristiano Ronaldo is "an idol" to me

Sterling: Ronaldo is
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Liverpool star Raheem Sterling reveals that he idolisies Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has revealed that idolises Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

The 19-year-old England international has established himself as a key player for club and country this calendar year, and he told The Mirror that he grew up admiring the Portugal star.

He said: "I really look up to Cristiano Ronaldo, he is someone that has always been an idol to me, but I'm not going to say any more other than the players I look up to are the best in the world, and everyone wants to be like the best in the world.

"It has definitely been a remarkable 12 months for me, it has been a quick turnaround but that is football for you. It changes within seconds really."

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Iker Casillas of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy during the UEFA Champions League Final between Real Madrid and Atletico de Madrid at Estadio da Luz on May 24, 2014
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