Sterling is the one out of the Roy Hodgson youth pack to have caught Beckham’s eye.
England’s most capped outfield player said: "I think he’s a great talent, he plays with the flair of a kid who goes out and just plays. The games I’ve seen him play for Liverpool and England, he’s just stepped into a role and deserves to be here.
"(Daniel) Sturridge has had a great season. He’s a talent that can hurt people. Oxlade-Chamberlain will hopefully recover from his injury, which is looking not as bad as everyone thought at the time, because he was exceptional the other night."
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