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Brendan Rodgers has given Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling the green light to represent England at the European U21 Championship this summer.
The 18-year-old has enjoyed a breakthrough season during 2012-13, although the manager has recently discussed the need to 'nurture' the talented forward.
Part of Sterling's development has included a spell with the Reds' U21s team and Rodgers has revealed that could continue at international level in Israel.
"I spoke to Stuart Pearce because we have a number of England U21 boys here and I don't think it would do Raheem any harm," the boss told the Daily Mail.
"He's had a good season and going to a tournament like that, if selected, will be good for his experience."
The 2013 edition of Uefa's flagship youth tournament takes place from June 5, with England drawn in Group A alongside the hosts, Italy and Norway.
Looking to the short term, Rodgers has also considered using Sterling in the FA Youth Cup semi-finals - where Steve Cooper's Reds will face Chelsea.
"Micah Richards played in the Youth Cup when he was in the Manchester City side in the semi-finals so we will see," the Northern Irishman added.
"I don't know a player around his age who is playing regularly at this level.
"We just have to ensure that as a club, we don't make any mistakes with his development."
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