Manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Sterling will begin the new campaign with the impact he did last season and then maintain a higher standard throughout.
Sterling, who is becoming a Kop hero with his speedy, attacking play, was handed a surprise start against Manchester City last August aged just 17. He then became a crowd favourite by starting the next 15 matches, during which time he also made his full England debut.
After signing his first major contract he remained a key part of Rodgers' first-team plans until injury saw his season ended in late March.
But Rodgers believes a summer of recuperation has been beneficial and expects even more from the player this time around.