Young Liverpool star states his England ambitions ahead of Brazil

Raheem Sterling

The Reds' Raheem Sterling could be set to dazzle in the Brazilian heat for England, with the youngster eager to prove his value.

After proving himself one of the stand out players in Liverpool's attempt at Premier League glory this season, Raheem Sterling has been discussing the impact he can have for the national team in Brazil.

A superb campaign, in which the winger registered 10 goals and 9 assists, as well as being nominated for PFA Young Player of the Year, rightly culminated in a call up to the England team for the Londoner.

Many are now predicting that Sterling's style of speed, quick feet and no little amount of creativity and goal threat can surprise the Three Lions' opponents, just as Premier League defences were unable to cope with him over the course of the last year.

Speaking at England's training camp in Portugal, the youngster told the media of a desire to get some game time, without altering his impressive style of play too much.

"I just want to train hard on the training pitch to show the manager I am capable of working for the team and to show I am a real team player," said Sterling.

"Hopefully I can go out there and show what I can do. If I get a chance to go on the pitch, I will not overdo it at all.

"I will just try to play my normal game and hopefully then I can kick on."

With just two caps to his name, Sterling is likely to feature in all three of England's pre-tournament friendlies, the first of which is against Peru on Friday. 

An impressive showing in one or more of these games could see him seize a starting spot in England's opener against Italy two weeks later.

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