Sleepy Raheem Sterling has been easing his way back into the life of a professional sportsman after admitting that he was ‘too tired’ to start for England against Estonia last Sunday.
Jamaica-born Sterling’s admission has prompted widespread derision across social media, with an @TiredSterling twitter handle setup to lampoon his lackadaisicalness.
The 19-year-old was even driven to Liverpool training by teammate Jordan Henderson on Tuesday, evidently still too bushed to manipulate his own manual transmission.
It was enough to inspire quotes of 100/1 that the England international nods off in his next club outing.
However, by the following day he had recovered sufficient vim to pilot his own luxury automobile into Melwood, which bodes well for those keen to see the youngster sink his fangs into a struggling Queens Park Rangers side this weekend.
Yet there remains the possibility that the tired tyro may run out of gas once more in west London and thanks to the bwin layers there are numerous ways to profit if he does so.
Sterling may be just 6/4 to complete his seventh successive Liverpool match, but given his recent protestations backing him to be substituted at the same price may be the shrewder investment.
Meanwhile, a repeat of the half-time hook he endured at the end of the opening stanza against San Marino can be backed at a sizeable 7/1.
Having already bagged three Premier League goals in six appearances this term, the boy they once knew as ‘Raheem Park Rangers’ (due to the way he carried the R’s youth team) is 7/5 to bag anytime against his one-time nurturers.
That he celebrates with a sleep-inspired routine is a well-fancied 3/1 wager.
Liverpool are 3/5 to beat QPR and 11/1 to reprise the 3-0 scoreline by which they triumphed on the last visit.
A Super Hoops success is a 9/2 shot, with the draw priced up at 14/5.