NEWCASTLE United starlet Rolando Aarons could play a key role against Liverpool on Saturday at St James’s Park, when he would come up against Raheem Sterling, a player some observers have compared him to.
Both players are rapid teenage widemen who were born in Kingston, Jamaica, before going on to represent England.
However, Aarons is uncomfortable with the comparisons, and insists he has a lot of work to do before he can even be mentioned in the same breath as Sterling.
He added: “Raheem Sterling has played really well for the last two or three seasons and I’m nowhere near that level yet.
“I’m not Raheem Sterling – and Raheem Sterling is not me. I don’t want people to compare us, although he’s obviously a player that I admire.
“I’m nothing like him and I’ve got a long way to go before I can even consider myself to be anywhere like that.
“He’s played for England at the World Cup, and I’ve only played three or four games for Newcastle United.
“I don’t think there’s any reason to get carried away – I’m just focusing on playing football.”