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Liverpool form can boost England - Gerrard

ESPN staff
March 4, 2014
England captain Steven Gerrard says there are still opportunities to impress Roy Hodgson for a World Cup call-up

Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool's Premier League form can give England a boost as they continue their World Cup preparations against Denmark at Wembley.

Gerrard is among five Liverpool players in Roy Hodgson's squad for Wednesday's friendly, along with Raheem Sterling, Glen Johnson, Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson.

Liverpool have surged into second place in the Premier League, four points behind leaders Chelsea, as they seek their first title since 1990.

"There is a great feeling back at Liverpool, we're really, really happy with where we're sitting in the table and the feeling's great," said captain Gerrard.

"Everyone's in good form and feeling very confident and hopefully if the lads are selected, they can bring those performances to Wembley."

Gerrard has also tipped winger Sterling to make an impact if he receives his second cap on Wednesday, having not featured in an England senior squad since making his debut in the 4-2 defeat to Sweden in November 2012.

"The form he [Sterling] is in at the moment - he's the type of player you pay good money to go and see, the type of player that will get you off your seat," added Gerrard.

"People looking at Raheem see him as a very small boy, see him maybe as a weak player. But he's the complete opposite. He's very strong, very robust and the pace he has got is electric.

"He's going to be a big player for this country for a long time. I'm just glad he's a Red."

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