Former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Steve McManaman is hoping Raheem Sterling lights up the World Cup.

Sterling goes to Brazil in exciting form.

McManaman told the Daily Mail: "I hope somebody lights up the World Cup for England, and that player could be Raheem Sterling.

"He had a magnificent season for Liverpool and he has really progressed this year. He is exciting and both him and Adam Lallana can make things happen for England.

"We have several youngsters who have bags of potential but I don't like to go overboard on a lot of the younger players because as a nation we put too much pressure on them. We always laud them up too much."

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