Monday’s cover: Daniel Sturridge ready to lead the line for England at Euro 2016

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Daniel Sturridge and his England teammates Nathaniel Clyne and Raheem Sterling make the cover of The National Sport on Monday, June 20, 2016 as they prepare of their final Euro 2016 Group B match against Slovakia in St-Etienne on Monday.

Richard Jolly writes that Liverpool forward Sturridge is the virtuoso finisher who has been confined to a bit-part role at times for both club and country. He began three of Liverpool's pivotal Europa League games on the bench, but went on to start, and score in, the semi-final second leg and the final, quite brilliantly against Sevilla.

He did not begin either of England’s first two Euro 2016 games. Now the indications are that his catalytic cameo against Wales, where he crossed for Jamie Vardy’s equaliser and scored the injury-time decider, will earn him a start against Slovakia on Monday.

Meanwhile European football correspondent Andy Mitten paints quite a picture of St-Etienne, venue for Monday's game, a city steeped in rich football history.

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