Raheem Sterling hails influence of Dr Steve Peters

Sterling praises sports psychiatrist
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Raheem Sterling hails the impact of Liverpool's sports psychiatrist Dr Steve Peters.

Raheem Sterling has hailed the impact Dr Steve Peters has had on Liverpool's performances this season.

The England international admits that he was sceptical before meeting sports psychiatrist Peters, who has worked with the club since 2012, but he believes that his influence has been clear.

"The way he works is brilliant," Sterling told the official Liverpool FC magazine.

"At first I thought it wasn't for me. On the outside you might think it's complicated, but all the messages are very straightforward.

"He understands the players and the emotional side of the game. What he says really helps you."

Peters will work with the England squad at this summer's World Cup.

Raheem Sterling of England in action during the 2015 UEFA European U21 Championships Qualifying Group One match between San Marino U21 and England U21 on October 10, 2013
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