Generali Arena: Home of Sparta Prague(credit: Wikipedia
Teenager Raheem Sterling could make history if he features for Liverpool in tonight’s Europa League last-32 tie against Sparta Prague. (kick-off 20.05 GMT)
The young striker, who only turned 16 in December, has flown out to Prague for the first leg and if he steps onto the field, the England youth international will become the youngest player to ever feature for Liverpool’s first team.
Sterling, who netted five times in the youth team’s 9-0 rout of Southend United on Monday night, is joined by fellow youngsters Jack Robinson, Tom Ince, John Flanagan and Conor Coady.
Daniel Agger and Steven Gerrard (both groin) have remained in England as they continue to recover from injuries, but Joe Cole has recovered from a knee injury and in-form Raul Meireles has overcome illness to be part of the squad.
Record signing Andy Carroll has travelled too, but manager Kenny Dalglish quickly ended any speculation that the forward could make his return from a thigh injury in this game.
The Scot told Liverpool’s official website: “He won’t be considered for the game... it’ll help him to feel a part of it.”