Milner should start against Italy this weekend

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Is this Liverpool starlet the answer to beating Pirlo and co?

Date: 11th June 2014 at 6:32pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

Roy Hodgson is reportedly set to abandon caution and go with what he believes is his greatest strength in order to beat Italy in England’s opening game of the World Cup. Despite only tallying 39 minutes in all of England’s pre-World Cup warm-up games, Raheem Sterling is set to be deployed as the team’s No.10, in a move that will mirror Liverpool’s success in the 3-2 win over Manchester City last season. Hodgson’s decision, provided he goes ahead with this tactical move, will please those who have encouraged the England coach to be brave, bold and go for the jugular, in what is a ruthless World Cup group, which also features Uruguay. But it would be naïve to think 19-year-old Sterling is enough to nullify the threats posed by the Italians. Andrea Pirlo arrives in Brazil off the back ... Read More


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