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28/12/2018 - 12:42 GMT

Declan Rice Better Than John Stones Was At His Age – Former Premier League Star

 




Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes that West Ham star Declan Rice is a better player than John Stones was at his age and insists he can become an excellent ball-playing centre-back in the future.

Rice, who joined the West Ham academy from Chelsea at a young age, has now established himself as an integral member of the first team at the London Stadium.




The 19-year-old played the entirety of the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat of Southampton at St Mary’s on Thursday and stood out as one of the stand-out performers from the game.

Rice, who is eligible to represent both the Republic of Ireland and England, now finds himself in the middle of both parties vying to secure his services for the future.
 


Despite being a deep-lying midfielder by nature, Rush insisted that Rice is well equipped to become an excellent ball-playing centre-back due to his attributes.

The former Reds striker even went on to claim that Rice is a better player than Stones was at his age and believes the Hammers’ sensation has come on leaps and bounds this season.
 


“He [Rice] is a ball player”, Rush said on beIN Sports on Thursday.

“He might be like Stones, when he was at Everton, then he went to Manchester City, they paid big money for him.

“I think that Rice is actually the better player, at the age and all that.

"I think, playing international whether it’s for England or Ireland is up to him to decide, but he has come on a lot.”


“For me, centre-back [position suits Rice better than being a midfielder]”, Rush continued.

“He can play the holding midfield role as well, but to be at his best, for me, a ball-playing centre-back.”

Rice, who has represented the Republic of Ireland across various age groups, made his debut for the country at senior level in March.