Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling says he will not switch allegiance to Jamaica
Liverpool starlet Raheem Sterling has committed his international future to England.
The winger made his senior Three Lions debut in a friendly against Sweden in November but until he represents Roy Hodgson's men in a competitive fixture he is still eligible to play for Jamaica, the country of his birth.
Sterling, who recently signed a new long-term deal at Anfield, has spent most of his life in this country, though, and earned 23 caps across the U16s, U17s, U19s and Under-21s.
He said: "Obviously I've got Jamaican roots. I was born there and my mum and family are from there but no one tried to put any pressure on me, which was the good thing.
"I couldn't turn my back on England because I've grown up through the English youth system and progressed from there, so I couldn't just switch over.
Sterling continued: "It was a good thing for me to be called up and make my debut. That was obviously a dream come true.
"As a 15-year-old I can remember sitting at home and praying to get an U16 call-up, so to be getting a senior call-up a few years later was one of the best things that ever happened to me. So obviously I want to keep driving on and do a bit more.
“It's 100 per cent going to be England from now on."