Sheffield Wednesday star speaks up for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

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Owls star Liam Palmer urges England fans to go easy of Raheem Sterling.

England manager Roy Hodgson revealed after the 1-0 win over Estonia he left Raheem Sterling out at the player's request.

He stated that Sterling had asked to 'sit out' the game, complaining at feeling tired.

This brought about a raft of criticism for the Liverpool star, who has been a key player for his club this season.

One player keen to publicly back him was Sheffield Wednesday's Liam Palmer, who posted the following on his Twitter page:

Sterling has played in 15 matches this season including international friendlies.

In many ways the teenager should be commended for his honesty. England won, Sterling came on as a substitute, and ensured he did not let the team down by under-performing.

Adam Lallana who came in for him had an impressive game. Pundits are always asking for young players to be given extra rest, so Sterling and Hodgson acted with responsibility not to push him.

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