Former Liverpool midfielder Graeme Souness has expressed his dissatisfaction in the exclusion of Chelsea winger Raheem Sterling from Gareth Southgate’s squad.
Sterling was instrumental to Chelsea’s 4-4 draw against Man City last weekend, and his exclusion from the England squad has raised a lot of eyebrows.
In his Daily Mail column, he stated: “If you’re a full back, would you rather play against Sterling or Jack Grealish?
“I think 10 out of 10 would rather play against Grealish. Sterling is more dangerous than him. Defenders are terrified of pace and directness.
“Grealish threatens to go down the one, does a couple of stopovers and then cuts inside and plays the ball square nearly every time. Sterling goes at you and, as a defender, you’re praying you have a team-mate covering you.
“We’re seeing less and less of Grealish at Manchester City, and more of Jeremy Doku. Would you want to play against Doku? No, because he’s more like Sterling.”