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Daniel Sturridge & Wayne Rooney: Expected to spearhead England's World C

Daniel Sturridge & Wayne Rooney: Expected to spearhead England's World C

England's bid for World Cup glory this summer is likely to be spearheaded by strikers who ply their club trade at fierce Premier League rivals.

Sturridge and Rooney will lock horns in domestic competition this weekend when Liverpool travel to Manchester United, with both men looking to add to their impressive goal returns this term.

Attention will switch to international matters at the end of the campaign, though, with Sturridge and Rooney all but guaranteed to make Roy Hodgson's 23-man England squad if they can steer clear of injury.

Sturridge is looking forward to seeing what their partnership can deliver in South America, with the duo having worked hard to create an understanding which will benefit the Three Lions' cause.

The Liverpool man said in The Sun: "Wayne and I have been training hard together.

"We get on very well off the field and have a lot of banter about England things.

"When we get on the pitch we do the job the best we can and work for each other and the country.

"We just want to try and help the country be successful, that is the most important thing.

"Wayne's a nice guy and helps me out. He helped me score my first goal for England at Wembley when he gave me the penalty against Montenegro.

"He has helped my career and I'm thankful to him."

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nd we always will love Ozil. I don't really mind if no other team can see just how brilliant he is, or if people think he is rubbish, because we know he is far from it. He is a fantastic player, and if people cannot see that it can only be a good thing, in that he will be at Arsenal for years to come, pulling the strings from behind a glass veil.

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like the list and Ozil in particular does seem under appreciated when you look at his stats (an odd thing considering his fee or maybe because of it). Palace have a few and I've always thought Dwight Gayle at Palace was under rated, certainly when you look at his goals per game ratio. You can probably also add Ryan Bertrand at Saints who should be in the England team in my view.

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ew Shaun Wright Phillips, there I've said it. If any club offers stupid money we'd be stupid to say no, he's not a potential worldie by any stretch and I feel that after a few years warming the bench at city or Chelsea he'll be back at QPR smoking sheesha pipes under Harry Redknapp.

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