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Sterling Focused on Cutting Out Mistakes

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Raheem Sterling was arguably Liverpool's best against West Brom, but the young winger is more concerned with collectively cutting out the mistakes than reflecting on his own good play.

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Jamie McDonald

One of the few Liverpool players who could come away from Sunday's deserved draw against West Brom was youngster Raheem Sterling. While most of his teammates were looking some flavour of tired or disinterested, Sterling was busy dribbling past defenders and outmuscling much larger opponents on his way to yet another top class performance in a season full of them.

Following the match, though, Sterling was less interested in his own good day and more concerned with what comes next—and that's a match against league leaders Arsenal on Saturday. Most of Liverpool's players were less than wholly impressive against West Brom, but Sterling believes that if the squad can improve their concentration levels they'll get the right results moving forward.

"The whole team is disappointed not to get the three points against West Brom," he told LFCTV. "The manager told us that we tried to play football and that's the most important thing. Hopefully we can cut the mistakes out of our game and be right up there at the end of the season. It's just one of those games where we lacked a little bit of concentration and they got back into it, [but] next time we'll hopefully get the right result."

Facing their own injury crisis, Arsenal appear a weaker side than the one that ran rings around Liverpool at the Emirates in the autumn. Despite that, the Gunners are currently top of the table for a reason, and injuries or not, unless the rest of the squad can pull themselves up to Raheem Sterling's level on Saturday, it's easier to see another case of points being lost rather than gained for Liverpool.