Cape Town - Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling insists that he will learn from his maiden SWC campaign, and is looking forward to the upcoming Premier League season.
The 19 year old was an ever-present in the England side that ultimately exited the tournament at the group stage after a terrific season with his club.
Despite such a short stay in Brazil, Sterling has vowed to learn from the experience and take it with him as he prepares for his first taste of Champions League football with the Reds next season.
"For any young person to be involved in such a big tournament is obviously a great experience and it was no different for myself," he told LoopJamaica.com.
"It was a good feeling to get out there on the pitch and show the world what I could do really. Obviously on a team performance (level) we are disappointed with how the tournament went.
"We would have liked to be in the tournament up until now and all the way to the final but that was not the case. It was a learning curve for me - an experience I am willing to learn from.
"Hopefully we build from this World Cup experience and go even further in the next four years."
While Liverpool have already begun their pre-season preparations, Sterling - along with the club's other World Cup stars - is still enjoying his holidays.
However, he is already thinking of how he can help the Reds improve on a season where they narrowly missed out on the league title.
"Last season we did really well as a team. This season we will just go in the same as we did last year and take it step by step, week in week out," he added.
"Hopefully we can do well as a team and a collective. We will be going out there on a positive note and hopefully we can do what we know we can do."