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Michael Owen has compared Declan Rice to Englan legend Steven Gerrard.
The Three Lions suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat by Hungary on 5 June and the West Ham star started for Gareth Southgate’s side.
Speaking via The Express, Owen admitted he sees the 23-year-old impacts on games the way that the Liverpool legend did.
“That central midfield role is one of the most disciplined.
“I played with one of the very best in Steven Gerrard. He was actually a bit too good to sit there and be disciplined. It was a bit too exciting for him to see a chance to get forward. He was almost better than the central midfield role.
“He does show signs of a Steven Gerrard – big, powerful, long action, a brilliant passer of the ball. He’s not just a central midfielder anymore. He breaks the game up so well, and now he’s opening up and adding those long runs to his game, becoming an all-round player.”