Former Liverpool captain Jamie Redknapp is the latest to heap praise on Raheem Sterling, following the youngsters performances for England over the past week.
The 19-year-old was man of the match as the three lions scraped to a 1-0 win over Norway at Wembley last week, and played a part in both Danny Welbeck’s goals as England beat Switzerland 2-0 in Basel last night.
And former captain and respected pundit Redknapp, has gone as far to say that the Liverpool youngster is now England’s most important player.
Speaking in his column for the Daily Mail, Redknapp said: “Raheem Sterling is England’s David Silva. He doesn’t manipulate the ball like the Spaniard, but he can play between the lines and he has something Silva doesn’t have: destructive pace.
“He is such a weapon for England and Liverpool. He is now our best player — aged 19 — and defenders are frightened of him.
“The pass he delivered for the goal was with his left foot and I can’t see a weakness in his game. Credit to Brendan Rodgers for developing him and he will get better.
“England have to play him through the middle. That’s where the best players play. Get him on the ball and facing up to defenders.
“He will win free-kicks and penalties and he will score goals.”
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