Anfield youngster will not choose to represent Jamaica.
Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has committed his international future to England and says he will not switch allegiance to Jamaica.
The 18-year-old was as he was born in Jamaica to Jamaican parents and holds dual-nationality.
But he has represented England at every level from under-16 upwards and made his senior debut in the 4-2 friendly loss to Sweden in November.
Under FIFA legislation, Sterling could still opt to play for Jamaica because the clash in Stockholm was a friendly but he has told several British newspapers that he is committed to playing for England.
“It was a dream come true (to play against Sweden),” he said.
“As a 15-year-old, I can remember sitting at home and praying to get an under-16 call-up, so to be getting a senior call-up a few years later was one of the best things that ever happened to me.
“I want to keep driving on and do a bit more. Obviously I’ve got Jamaican roots, but no-one tried to put any pressure on me, which was the good thing.
“But I couldn’t turn my back on England because I’ve grown up through the English youth system and progressed from there.
“I couldn’t just switch over. So it was a good thing for me to be called up and make my debut. It’s 100 percent going to be England from now on.”
Liverpool announced last week that Sterling has signed a new long-term contract at Anfield.
The former QPR starlet made his Liverpool debut in March, but he has quickly become an integral component of manager Brendan Rodgers’ side.
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