By Alex Taylor
Daniel Sturridge has described former teammate and fellow countryman Raheem Sterling as having the ability to make it to the top of the game.
Raheem Sterling, 21, has come under fire during Euro 2016 from England fans after a poor start to the tournament following a mixed first season at Manchester City.
Sterling came through the ranks at Liverpool before his £49million move to City last summer and was a key player alongside Sturridge in the team that nearly won the Premier League under Brendan Rodgers two years ago.
The senior of the two attackers has no doubt that Sterling will develop into one of the outstanding players in the world.
Speaking on Radio 5 Live, Sturridge said: “He’s one of the most talented young players in the world and I think people don’t realise he’s 21 years old.
“Some day he will become one of the best players in the world because he has all the tools for that. He will come good, it’s a fact.”
Roy Hodgson started the youngster in both of England’s opening games of the Euro’s but the winger was removed at half-time against Wales as the Three Lions trailed 1-0 at the break.
England went on the win the game 2-1 after goals from Jamie Vardy and Daniel Sturridge settled the game.
The Jamaican born forward has scored 11 goals and notched 10 assists this season for Manchester City and he will be hoping he has shown enough to convince new manager Pep Guardiola to give him a key role next season.