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Sterling was signed in February 2010 by Rafael Benitez for an initial fee of 600,000, which could rise to 5 million depending on how many appearances he makes for the first-team. He made his first appearance for the first team in a pre-season friendly against Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany on 1 August 2010.
Sterling scored his first goal for Liverpool's youth team in a friendly against Hibernian in a 2-2 draw, coming off the bench and scoring a late equaliser. After all the friendlies, Sterling's first Premier Academy League match was a 2-2 draw against Aston Villa.
His first league win was at home to Bristol City in a 3-0 win on 28 August 2010. On 15 December, Sterling scored his first FA Youth Cup goal for Liverpool's youth team in a 4-0 win over Notts County with Sterling netting the third. On 14 February 2011, Sterling scored five goals for Liverpool's youth team in a 9-0 win over Southend United in the FA Youth Cup.
On 24 March 2012, Sterling made his senior Liverpool debut as a substitute in a league match against Wigan Athletic aged 17 years and 107 days, becoming the second-youngest player ever to play for the club. On 1 May he made his second appearance, again as a substitute, against Fulham. On the final home game of the season, he made another substitute appearance in a 4-1 win against Chelsea.