Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feels Raheem Sterling is fully deserving of a place in the senior England squad at the moment.
Coach Roy Hodgson gave Sterling his first taste of the senior set-up by bringing him in ahead of last month's 1-1 draw with Ukraine, a game for which he ended up being an unused substitute.
Sterling has been omitted from the squad for this month's World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Poland after being named as part of the England Under-21s squad for their double-header with Serbia.
However, Rodgers has no doubt Sterling's performances for Liverpool this season
have merited further involvement with the senior national squad, and has no
concerns that if that does come about he will be handled the right way.
Speaking at a press conference to preview tonight's Europa League Group A home clash with Udinese , Rodgers said: "I'm always one for young players.
"Raheem has been brilliant. He is a real good kid who has stepped into the team and done ex...