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There is no better place for a footballer in the year leading up to a World Cup than at an in-form club.
Liverpool are one of the form teams of the English Premier League, having topped the table at Christmas time, and many of the players in the squad will be eyeing off places in their respective national team squads.
Luis Suarez is in sensational form, which should worry England supporters as their side must play Uruguay next year. They can take heart, however, at the re-emergence of Raheem Sterling, who after picking up one England cap back in 2012, suffered a series of injuries and a dip in form.
Sterling appears to be back to his best, though, having started Liverpool's last six matches.
Before their clash with Manchester City, club coach Brendan Rogers speculated that the 19-year-old could yet force his way into the England set-up in time for Brazil 2014.
As George Ankers reports on goal.com, Rogers recently called for Sterling to be considered for the national team:
'He's got every opportunity of getting in the World Cup squad—he was able to showcase his talents in the last few weeks, so every opportunity,' Rodgers told reporters of Sterling.
'He's done very well for the Under-21s when he's played. I think, if you look at a number of the English players playing for us, there was Jordan Henderson and the level of his game at the weekend, the likes of Raheem…
I think this is a place where the young players are growing and developing and that will benefit England and Liverpool as well.
Raheem has shown he is back now. He's had five games on the spin [in which] he has shown he is back to that level where he is really aggressive and direct.'