Gareth Southgate says England hat-trick hero Raheem Sterling was devastating

England's Raheem Sterling celebrates completing a hattrick in the Euro 2020 qualifier against the Czech Republic at Wembley Stadium Lond

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Sterling's first England treble gave the Manchester City forward five goals in his last three global appearances following his brace in the October win against Spain.

Standing by the Wembley pitch, the 24-year-old said on England's Twitter channel: "It was a great feeling, the most important was the first (goal) to carry on from the game I had against Spain". He has looked like that all week in training.

Fellow new boy Hudson-Odoi helped wrap things up, with his shot leading to Kalas' own goal on the night he replaced Duncan Edwards as England's youngest ever debutant in a competitive game.

The Daily Mail say Liverpool are monitoring developments but that Chelsea would not want to sell to a Premier League rival.

The family of a young footballer who died of leukemia were "pleasantly surprised" when Raheem Sterling lifted his shirt to reveal a picture of their late son. "He is in a very confident moment on and off the field and is comfortable in himself".

"I'm delighted for him to get the reaction that he did from the crowd here", said Southgate, the England manager, who has promoted the Manchester City forward to the squad's in-house leadership group. We can't hide from the fact he's had hard moments with England and he's turned that full circle.

On his tribute to Dawkins, a Crystal Palace youth-team player, Sterling added: "Damary was a kid that I was trying to help and we thought that we found a donor and sadly it didn't match and he sadly passed away".

"I am aware that a poorly-expressed comment I made when I was a junior player has been circulated on social media", it began.

England midfielder Eric Dier will miss Monday's Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro after being injured in Friday's win over the Czech Republic.

"I think we need to find the balance between freshness and continuity, so that's been on our mind most of the week", he said.

The report suggests that the Reds are monitoring the Hudson-Odoi situation, and would make a deal if they believe there is a chance of landing the teenager. We're giving you a generous five minutes to name them all.

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