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Liverpool boss Rodgers won't rule out Sterling playing in U21 Euros

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers won't rule out Raheem Sterling playing for England at next summer's U21 Euros.

Rodgers will reserve judgement until the end of the Premier League season on whether the England wing will be fresh enough to compete in the Czech Republic with Gareth Southgate's side.

"We assess that come the end of the season," Rodgers said.

"I think it is a relevant point for England: If they are going to improve internationally there has to be more focus given to the Under-21s team.

"I think Gareth is doing an excellent job there, allowing the players to develop and hopefully getting into the first team.

"Raheem is still eligible to play but I think there are a number of young players that break through that can fit into that age group and I don't think it would do them any harm at all if they went and experienced a competition like that surrounded by top players.

"If they were good enough to go on and win that tournament that would not hold back their development."

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