Jul 5, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; General view of a Nike soccer balls during a friendly between Guatemala and the United States at Qualcomm Stadium.

World Cup 2014: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard says Raheem Sterling should make England squad

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is approaching and national teams are beginning to sort out who will make the trip and who will be left at home. Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who also happens to be the captain of the England team, is making a case for his club teammate Raheem Sterling to make the trip.

“Raheem’s in top form at a fantastic time,” Gerrard said, via Sky Sports.

“I’m obviously disappointed for Theo with his injury, but I’m sure Roy Hodgson is looking out for who is going to replace him and Raheem’s performances of late have been sensational.

“There are many candidates. (Aaron) Lennon’s playing well, Andros Townsend, (Alex) Oxlade-Chamberlain’s back. But if you are looking at like-for-like – pace down the wing, someone who can make, score and create – then Raheem has got a fantastic chance.”

Of course Gerrard is biased when it comes to his Liverpool teammate, but there is no denying that Sterling has been playing in top form. Sterling playing in the World Cup would give him some quality experience ahead of the following Premier League season.

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