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As one Liverpool player reached an unforgettable milestone for England on Wednesday night, another took his first steps in what he hopes will be a long and successful international career.
All the attention was rightly on Steven Gerrard, as he made his 100th appearance for the Three Lions, but it was also a big night for Raheem Sterling as he was handed a debut by Roy Hodgson in the 4-2 defeat by Sweden.
Sterling, who became Liverpool’s youngest ever England player, stayed on the field for 84 minutes and showed some impressive touches while Gerrard and Glen Johnson enjoyed a 74-minute run-out.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic fired Sweden in front but England came back to lead 2-1 just before half-time.
Sterling played a part in the equalizer when his brilliant pass found Ashley Young, who crossed for Manchester United teammate Danny Welbeck to score.
Gerrard then provided the assist with a superb free-kick delivery which found Tottenham Hotspur’s Steven Caulker, who converted to take the score t...
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The man who should’ve been an all time great: Michael Owen - originally posted on Soccerlens.comAs Steven Gerrard makes his 100th appearance for England against Sweden tonight, it’s easy to forget all about a player who Gerrard grew up with from a young age and forged such a terrific understanding with for both club and country. The player in question is Michael Owen.