Sterling revels in matchwinning heroics
Liverpool's matchwinner Raheem Sterling enjoyed "one of the happiest days of my life" as he scored his first goal for the club.
The 17-year-old became the Reds' second-youngest Premier League scorer after Michael Owen as his expertly-taken 29th-minute strike was enough to dispatch Reading at Anfield.
Sterling broke into the team this season and has impressed so far but Saturday's game was by far his best.
Had his team-mates been sharper up front the result would have been put beyond doubt long before the end but a first home league win of the season - and only Liverpool's third at Anfield in 2012 - was finally secured.
Sterling, who joined Liverpool as a 15-year-old from QPR, is still so young the club are shielding him from media interviews - at least until his 18th birthday in December.
So the youngster expressed his thoughts about his first senior Liverpool goal on Twitter, saying: "Great day for me and my family to score for such a big club. One of the happiest days of my life."