LONDON (Sporting Alert) — Jordan Henderson, Daniel Sturridge and Adam Lallana all start for England in tonight’s World Cup 2014 warmup friendly clash with Peru at Wembley Stadium.
However, Liverpool’s exciting winger Raheem Sterling is only on the bench for the friendly, despite reports suggesting that he would have started.
England boss Roy Hodgson has decided to link Sturridge, Lallana, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck together in what looks like a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Henderson partners his captain Steven Gerrard in central midfield with Gary Cahill and Phil Jagielka also starting.
Frank Lampard, Jack Wilshere, Ross Barkley and Rickie Lambert are all among the substitutes.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Phil Jones are both missing from the squad tonight, but they both trained today and will be ready for the World Cup.
England v Peru
England: Hart, Johnson, Jagielka, Cahill, Baines, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Rooney, Welbeck, Sturridge. Subs: Foster, Forster, Smalling, Stones, Flanagan, Milner, Wilshere, Lampard, Barkley, Lambert, Sterling.
Peru: Fernandez, Rodriguez, Callens, Ramos, Advincula, Yotun, Cruzado, Ballon, Ramirez, Deza, Carrillo. Subs: Forsyth, Gambetta, Hurtado, Ruidiaz, Velarde, Trauco, Flores, Riojas, Gallese.
Referee: Viktor Kassai (Hungary)