England boss Roy Hodgson says he has no plans or desire to rest Raheem Sterling despite concerns from club manager Brendan Rodgers over the starlet’s workload, according to Sky
The 19-year-old was substituted at half time during the 5-0 win over San Marino following a quiet display but Hodgson does not believe this is the sign of fatigue – with the youngster still learning to deal with the pressures of being a star performance for both club and country.
And the England manager has hinted the midfielder will play at least some part against Estonia on Sunday.
He said: “We are conscious of managing the situation.
“When he shows signs of not being quite as sharp, not doing as well, trying too hard, that might be the moment we think we have to manage this and give him a break.
“I don’t think the situation will need managing until he shows signs of suffering from it. But that is not the case at the moment and I don’t think Liverpool need to worry.”
Liverpool boss Rodgers has already been critical of the England camp following the injury picked up by Daniel Sturridge during the last international break.
The striker picked up a thigh strain in a training session and was described by the Anfield manager as an “injury that could have been prevented” – leaving the player still side lined to date.
He is keen to not see the same fate befall teenager Sterling who has been the creative spark for Liverpool so far this season, playing six games and scoring three goals already.
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