He began his youth career with the Queens Park Rangers at age 10.
He competed for England's national team at the U-16, U-17, U-19, and U-21 levels before joining the senior team.
He was born in Kingston, Jamaica. He was raised by a single mother, the two of them relocated to London when Raheem was a child. He got engaged to Paige Milian in 2018. They have two sons together named Thiago and Thai-Cruz. He also has a daughter named Melody from a previous relationship.
He became teammates with longtime Liverpool star Steven Gerrard in 2012.