Brendan Rodgers has warned Raheem Sterling he must sort out his life to deliver on his massive potential.

Liverpool manager Rodgers offered some frank advice to the Reds' exciting teenage England star who is struggling to make the same explosive impact he had last year when he burst onto the Premier League scene.

Sterling still just 18 was involved in a court case last week when he was cleared of assaulting his former girlfriend 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday.

The Anfield forward denied common assault and walked free from Liverpool Crown Court after the case against him collapsed.

But he faces more legal action after twice failing to turn to up to court over minor traffic offences.

It is clear Rodgers - who has become something of a father figure to Sterling - believes the time has come for the youngster to dedicate himself to football.

“Raheem needs to have a clear mind in everything in his life - he needs to stabilise his life” the Liverpool manager explained.

“We mustn’t forget he is 18 but he has to understand the remarkable opportunity he has at one of the biggest clubs in the world and focus everything in on his career.