John Terry marvels at Raheem Sterling's ability

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Chelsea defender admires the manner in which the Liverpool and England star gives defensive team-mates "an opportunity to squeeze up".

Raheem Sterling maintained his high performance at club-level football with Liverpool when selected by Roy Hodgson for England duty this week.

Sterling, 19, was England's most dangerous player on the Wembley Stadium pitch as the Three Lions returned a 1-0 victory over Norway last week. Positioned on the left, Sterling must have been entrusted with a free role as he picked the ball up in a variety of areas before embarking on a dangerous run.

Credited with affecting the scoreline as it was he who won the penalty versus Norway, Sterling also made a nuisance of himself during the 2-0 win over Switzerland as he assisted one of Danny Welbeck's goals.

Against the Swiss, Sterling was "brilliant" according to Chelsea defender and former England captain John Terry.

"He was the difference, for me, and every time he got the ball he wanted to do something," Terry added. "He was exciting and he was making things happen.

"He’s not got many caps under his belt, but as a young man he took responsibility."

The Chelsea stopper also marveled at the manner in which the Liverpool star was able to give his defenders opportunities to move further up the pitch and receive a touch in the opponents half.

"He’s strong as well for such a young boy. He’s very slight, but really strong. When you go to places you need that outlet, as a centre-half you need to be able to get up the field and when he gets the ball he gives you an opportunity to squeeze up and then when you receive the ball it’s in their half."

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