A select round-up of morning news relating to Liverpool…
Raheem Sterling is enjoying an outstanding season at Anfield, and now the Liverpool winger is being tipped to be England’s ace in the pack at next summer’s World Cup.
The Mirror reports that national boss Roy Hodgson sees the teenager as the ideal replacement for the injured Theo Walcott.
The story also claims that his electric pace and ability to play on the counter-attack mean he is ahead of the likes of Adam Johnson, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Andros Townsend for a starting berth in Brazil 2014.
In other news, Reds defender Martin Skrtel has hailed the opening 20 minutes against Arsenal last weekend as his best performance.
In quotes published in the same paper, the defender said, “They were the best 20 minutes I’ve ever played – in any football.”
Skrtel’s quick-fire double set Liverpool on their way to a famous victory. And while Brendan Rodgers may suggest otherwise, the last week has shown his side are genuine title contenders.
And finally, the Liverpool Echo reports that Rodgers has a warning for defenders when it comes to Daniel Sturridge.
“His best is yet to come,” the Reds boss is quoted as saying – a terrifying prospect considering how good he has been recently – and throughout his partnership with Luis Suarez.
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