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Raheem Sterling happy to move for Wayne Rooney

Wayne Rooney  (©GettyImages)
Wayne Rooney (©GettyImages).

Liverpool and England midfielder Raheem Sterling has revealed that he would be willing to move over to the wing so that Wayne Rooney can play in his favoured number-10 position, just behind the striker.

The Manchester United striker was placed out on the wing for England's opener against Italy, where he created a goal for Daniel Sturridge but was evidently frustrated as he became isolated.

With Everton's Ross Barkley, or Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pushing for a starting spot, Rooney's place in the team seemed to be under threat but it now looks like the Manchester United star will make the team for Thursday's game against Uruguay.

Hodgson shocked many when he picked Rooney to start on the left-wing, with Sterling playing just behind Daniel Sturridge, where he played for Liverpool during their impressive Premier League campaign.

Now with the Uruguay game just a day away and a must-win for both countries, Sterling has revealed that he would happily move from the number-10 role so that Rooney can play there, and he admits that if it helps the country, he will play anywhere.

"I would be happy to play anywhere the manager puts me," Sterling told reporters.

"I will be working for the team regardless of the position I play in."

Many pundits have been calling for Hodgson to play Rooney just behind Sturridge as they think that's his best position and it is looking more and more likely that the wish will be fulfilled.

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