Reds flyer replaces the injured Cleverly in the squad.
England head coach Roy Hodgson has opted to call up Liverpool wide man Raheem Sterling for Tuesday’s must-win Fifa World Cup Group H qualifier against Poland at Wembley Stadium, according to reports in the Daily Mail.
The winger was drafted into the Three Lions squad after Hodgson lost the services of two of his original party, with firstly Manchester United midfield player Tom Cleverly sustaining a calf injury in training ahead of Friday’s penultimate qualifier against Montenegro which now looks like keeping the player on the sidelines for the next three weeks.
And then during the actual qualifier itself, Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kyle Walker picked up a second-half yellow card that rules the defender out of Tuesday’s showdown with the Poles, with either United’s Phil Jones or Chris Smalling set to cover for the suspended Spurs full back at Wembley.
All of which means that Hodgson has decided to call up the young Reds flyer, who featured for England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate in Thursday’s 4-0 win over San Marino.
Sterling, 18, became the fifth-youngest player to ever play for the Three Lions when the Jamaica-born attacker made his England debut in a friendly against Sweden in Stockholm last November.