Euro 2016: Liverpool legend calls for England heroes to start against Slovakia

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Former Liverpool and England defender Jamie Carragher has insisted that both Daniel Sturridge and Jamie Vardy should start against Slovakia on Monday night.

The pair came off the bench at half-time in Lens on Thursday to help inspire Roy Hodgson’s men to a comeback 2-1 win over Wales to move to the top of Group B at Euro 2016.

Gareth Bale had given the Welsh the lead in the first half, but Vardy scored with just his third touch of the game before Sturridge struck in injury-time to secure all three points and break Welsh hearts.

In turn, calls will naturally grow for them to start in the next outing, and Carragher agrees with that sentiment given their impact and with Harry Kane and Raheem Sterling struggling.

“I think Sterling will come out of the team and they have a big decision with Kane,” he told Sky Sports News HQ.

“They might leave Kane out and go with Sturridge and Vardy, with Sturridge wide right and Adam Lallana on the left. I think that’s the way they may go.

“I’m a massive Kane fan but he hasn’t been his normal self at the tournament and I think it’s better if Sterling comes out of the team.”

Carragher went on to add that the result and the manner in which it was obtained will undoubtedly give England a huge boost following the disappointment of conceding so late against Russia in the opening game of the tournament.

Further, he praised Roy Hodgson for making the changes at a pivotal time against Wales, and believes that he deserves praise for his courage after previously being criticised for not making those type of moves.

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