Raheem Sterling On Air Force Ones, Gerrard's Dress Sense & Justin Bieber

In an exclusive interview Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling talks to Topman Generation on his love of Justin Bieber, Steven Gerrard's dress sense and how he'd love to play in La Liga.
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In an exclusive interview Liverpool and England star Raheem Sterling talks to Topman Generation on his love of Justin Bieber, Steven Gerrard's dress sense and how he'd love to play in La Liga.

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Liverpool's Raheem Sterling On Air Force Ones, Gerrard's Dress Sense & His Love For Justin Bieber

Just imagine you’ve wanted to be a professional footballer for as long as you can remember. Now imagine you’re sixteen years old and you’ve signed for one of the world’s best known clubs, you’re a first team regular by the time you’re seventeen and you’ve become an England international one month before your eighteenth birthday. Sounds pretty sweet doesn’t it? Well, for Raheem Sterling, this is reality.

Despite having achieved more than most players do before he was old enough to legally enter the nightclubs his peers populate, Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is hungry for more. We joined him at the photo shoot for Nike’s Mercurial Vapor IX boot and found out who he models himself on outside of the pitch and who his most stylish teammates are at Anfield.

Topman GENERATION: How would you best describe your style?
Raheem Sterling: I’d say I’m a bit of a skater boy.  Skinny jeans, a nice fitted top and a nice pair of Nike hi-tops or something like that. The trainers are the most important part of the outfit though. It’s the first thing I think of when I’m getting dressed. I choose which trainers I want to wear and build my outfit from there. I think a lot of people would do the opposite but that’s just me.

Topman GENERATION: Is there any one particular item of clothing or trainers you wear the most?
Raheem Sterling: I’m lucky enough to be sponsored by Nike so I always ask them to send a few pairs of Air Force Ones. I love them. They’re probably the only thing I wear all the time.

Topman GENERATION: Is there anyone out there who you look at style-wise and think “Yeah, I’d like to dress like them”?
Raheem Sterling: I’d have to say Justin Bieber. He’s just a fresh kid. I like him because I think he can pull off a smart look as well as the cool skater boy look too. I’ve tried to copy his style a bit and then a few of my friends have copied me. I’m not saying I’m fashion icon or anything but I just like to look good.

Topman GENERATION: I won’t be negative and ask who has the worst dress sense at the club so give me your top three best dressed players at Liverpool.
Raheem Sterling: That’s easy. My top three would be Glen Johnson, Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard. I really like Stevie Gerrard’s dress sense, he’s just class.

To read more from Raheem Sterling on life at Liverpool, fashion, football and what music he plays in his car while crusing, get onto the Topman Generation website.

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