STEWART DOWNING believes playing for Kenny Dalglish will help him become a mainstay of the England side.
The Liverpool winger impressed in England’s 3-0 victory over Bulgaria on Friday and is set to line up against Wales at Wembley tomorrow night.
Downing (right) says he’s benefiting from making a £20million move to Anfield from Aston Villa earlier this summer.
“I feel that I am an England player and my aim always must be to start games at this level,” he said. “I have joined a terrific club. I am really enjoying myself at Liverpool and playing under a great manager like Kenny Dalglish can only help me get even better.
“It’s been a good start to the season – both with Liverpool and now England.
“There is a good mixture of youth and experience in this England side and the signs are good for the future after what we did in Bulgaria.”