Jonjo Shelvey should be in the England squad

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Is it time to admit this Liverpool starlet is Europe’s top teenager?

Date: 3rd September 2014 at 6:48pm
Written by Christy Malyan

Liverpool's 3-0 victory over Tottenham last weekend will be remembered as Mario Balotelli's debut in a Reds jersey; the striker expected to continue the goalscoring exploits of Luis Suarez for the Anfield side and one of football's blockbuster names through his ability to blend the ridiculous with the sublime. But in truth, the show was stolen by one of the supporting acts, Raheem Sterling, and it's hardly the first time the youngster has thrust the limelight from Liverpool's more coveted names. His afternoon was capped with a goal - it could have been a brace if Sterling's mazy second-half run into Tottenham's box wasn't followed up by a tame attempt to poke past Hugo Lloris from close range - but there was far more to Sterling's performance than that. He recorded the most shots on target, key passes, through balls, successful dribbles and won the most fouls of any player on the pitch, as well as recording two tackles, in a potent all-round display. Last season, following an equally exceptional ninety minutes against Norwich City in which Sterling netted twice, Brendan Rodgers dubbed the England international 'the best young player in Europe'. High praise ... Read More

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