Redknapp: Liverpool stars are England's best players, but Arsenal man may have a say

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Jamie Redknapp believes Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge are England's most in-form footballers.

The injury to Daniel Sturridge may not curtail the very start of England's qualifying hopes for the 2016 European Championships despite the striker being one of the nation's two best players based on current form.

That is the view of former Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Jamie Redknapp, who believes that his former club possess both of the top two in-form English footballers in the game at present, with Raheem Sterling's recent exploits elevating himself into Sturridge's company.

Manager Roy Hodgson has a number of quality options when it comes to attack ahead of this evening's encounter with Switzerland, as Sturridge, captain Wayne Rooney and even recent Arsenal recruit Danny Welbeck are more than capable of playing as a striker - yet it is the Gunner who Redknapp believes should get the nod due to the player's obvious confidence.

"Our best two players at the moment are Sturridge and Raheem Sterling, so the Liverpool striker’s absence is going to change his plans," said Redknapp, according to Sky Sports.

|However, it means Danny Welbeck will likely get a start and he showed against Norway that, after getting his Deadline Day move to Arsenal, he is full of confidence at the moment.

"His pace will be a real asset if England play on the counter attack – as Hodgson has indicated they will – and he provides a good option alongside Wayne Rooney, who will no doubt want to silence some critics himself."

England recently defeated Norway in an uninspiring 1-0 win in an international friendly match last Wednesday, September 3.

Hodgson's Three Lions now clash with Switzerland in their first match in Group E of the Euro 2016 qualifying. The game is set to take place at St Jakob-Park, Basel.

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