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Gunners Star Jack Wilshere Believes Liverpool Players Will Help England Get Used To Diamond Formation

Wilshere looks to the likes of Henderson and Sterling for guidance.

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Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere believes that current Liverpool stars Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling will help the England national team get used to playing in their new diamond formation, the Daily Star reports.

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England boss Roy Hodgson deployed the tactic in the 2-0 victory over Switzerland on Monday night with Jordan Henderson starting as one of two central midfielders while Raheem Sterling played at the tip of the diamond.

And Wilshere believes the presence of the Anfield stars will be a positive for the camp as they look to get used to this new system.

“There still will be people negative and there are some points we need to work on,” Wilshere said.

“But that was our first time playing that formation and we adapted to it so well.

“The Liverpool players are used to playing it and they really helped with that. You could see that they are comfortable with it and we’ll get better in that [4-4-2 diamond formation].

“We’ll take that into the next game and hopefully get another good result.”

Wilshere’s new Arsenal teammate Danny Welbeck bagged both goals against the Swiss, and the midfielder praised the performance before looking to kick on and clock up an impressive qualifying campaign.

“It was a great result. I said in the week we expected to come here and get a result.

“We didn’t surprise ourselves. I know a few people have been saying a few things but we believed in ourselves and we showed that tonight.”

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