Gerrard is singing the praises of team-mate Sterling.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says that club and national team-mate Raheem Sterling is good enough to make England’s 23-man squad for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
The young winger has been enjoying a great season at Anfield in 2013/14 and has helped the club to fourth in the Premier League.
With Arsenal star Theo Walcott ruled out for six months and definitely missing the tournament in South America, there is a place for a wide player in Roy Hodgson’s squad.
“I said to Raheem after the game: ‘You keep your performance at that level and you are going to make it very difficult for Roy Hodgson not to take you’,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
“He’s in top form at a fantastic time. I’m obviously very disappointed for Theo with his injury but I’m sure Roy Hodgson is looking out for who is going to replace him and Raheem’s performances of late have been sensational.
“There’s many candidates – Aaron Lennon is playing well, Andros Townsend, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back.
“But if you are looking at like for like, pace and threat down the wing, someone who can make, score and create, then Raheem has got a fantastic chance.”
Sterling suffered a dip in form last campaign, but has been widely praised for coming back so strongly and has made 19 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals and providing six assists.
The 19-year-old has previously been in Hodgson’s thoughts and has a cap for the Three Lions, so Gerrard’s prediction could well prove to be right.
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