England team news v Iceland: Struggling Sterling back in at expense of unfortunate Liverpool star

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Roy Hodgson is reportedly poised to give Raheem Sterling a shock recall for England’s last-16 showdown with Iceland at Euro 2016 this evening.

The Manchester City winger was heavily criticised for his performances in England’s opening two group games and did not feature in the 0-0 draw with Slovakia.

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But The Guardian understands that Hodgson will bring the 21-year-old back into his starting lineup in one of six changes for their potential banana skin.

Tottenham Hotspur quartet Danny Rose, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Kane are all expected to return alongside England and Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.

Sterling and Kane will allegedly be joined by Daniel Sturridge in attack – the third different front three that Hodgson has experimented with at the tournament.

According to The Guardian, Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy will be back on the bench, having started against Slovakia on the back of his goal versus Wales.

But it is Liverpool playmaker Adam Lallana who may feel harshly treated because he was arguably one of England’s brightest performers throughout the group games.

The 28-year-old has been carrying an ankle knock, as The Mirror reports, but has declared himself fit on Instagram and would be unfortunate to miss out for Sterling.

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