Liverpool boss Rodgers says Sterling could make U21 Euros

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he hasn't ruled out Raheem Sterling's involvement for England at the U21 Euros.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers insists he hasn't ruled out Raheem Sterling's involvement for England at the U21 Euros.

Rodgers has dismissed a report winger Sterling has already been ruled out of this summer's U21 Championships because of a thigh injury which has been troubling him in recent weeks.

"Not at this point, no," was his response when asked whether a decision had been taken on his international involvement.

"The medics wanted to take him out for a few weeks just to see where he was at with injuries. It has been an ongoing one.

"He's a very young player so we don't want to risk any long-term injury when there's no need.

"Of course you would rather have him in the squad to develop him, but this is a part of making sure we have a duty of care for him as a young player.

"When he shows signs of fatigue and a little bit of injury, we have to look at that and treat it in the best way we think possible.

"At the moment, that's to take him out."

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