Lineker and Keown urge Sterling to develop his finishing after England win

Raheem Sterling

The Liverpool star, who has been linked with Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid recently, has to work on his finishing according to the ex internationals.

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling, reportedly being chased by many of Europe's top sides this summer according to the Mirror, had a strong game for England against Slovenia on Sunday, with many pundits praising the positive impression he made on the game. 

However, two former England players highlighted the 20-year-old's finishing as something that could definitely be improved upon.

Ex Spurs and Leicester striker Gary Lineker, who saw Wayne Rooney move level with him as England's second highest goalscorer, was impressed with the youngster, taking to Twitter to give his opinion.

Sterling had several shots over the course of the match in Ljubljana, but was unable to find the net from a couple of really promising positions. An early chance after being put through by Rooney saw him loop the ball over Samir Handanovic, but also some way beyond the crossbar, when it should really have been the first goal.

Arsenal legend Martin Keown noted after that miss that Sterling needs some work in front of goal, saying on BBC Sport: "That is one area Raheem Sterling needs to improve on, his finishing. England should really be 1-0 up now. It was a lovely ball in from Wayne Rooney."

But there was real contrast in Sterling's performance against Slovenia compared to the one he put in against the Republic of Ireland earlier in the week. The winger never stopped trying, and he was a constant danger man for England, even if his finishing was a little off, putting several impressive crosses across the six-years box.

Considering he played up front for Liverpool at times this season, the former QPR man will have to score more than the 11 goals he managed in 52 matches last season, to either prove himself worth a big money move, or deserve an emphatic new Anfield contract.

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