BOSTON (Sporting Alert) — Brendan Rogers has opted to name Raheem Sterling in his starting line-up for Liverpool in tonight’s pre-season friendly match with AS Roma at Fenway Park in Boston.

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The talented striker has been developing very well since coming through Liverpool’s youth system and Rogers has decided to give him his chance to prove what he can do at the senior level.

The Liverpool line-up, which has a mixture of youth and experienced, also sees Jamie Carragher, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Cole and Martin Skrtel starting.

Jay Spearing, Jose Enrique and Alberto Aquilani have also made the first XI, with Peter Gulacsi getting the starting place in goal tonight.

Liverpool played to a 1-1 draw in its last game against Toronto FC, where Adam Morgan go on the scoresheet.

Liverpool Team: Gulacsi, McLaughlin, Skrtel, Carragher, Enrique, Spearing, Shelvey, Aquilani, Cole, Eccleston, Sterling.

Subs: Jones, Agger, Flanagan, Adam, Suso, Morgan, Pacheco, Sama, Wilson, Lucas, Adorjan, Ward, Smith, Wisdom, Ibe


Dwayne is a former high school and college athlete who now enjoys life off the court and off the track. He is a former contributor for the News World weekly magazine and online website.

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