Raheem Sterling
Sterling called into the England squad to replace the injured Cleverley. (Reuters)

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been called up to the England squad for Tuesday's final World Cup qualifier against Poland at Wembley.

Roy Hodgson's original squad of 23 was kept intact until Friday afternoon when Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley was ruled out of Friday's 4-1 over Montenegro and Tuesday's game after suffering a calf injury in training.

Full back Kyle Walker will also now be unavailable for the visit of Poland through suspension after picking up a yellow card as the Three Lions took a step closer to confirming their qualification on Friday evening.

Phil Jones and Chris Smalling have both operated at full back for both club and country and Hodgson will be expected to pick one of the United duo to fill in for Walker.

Sterling featured for England's Under-21 side in their 2015 European Championships qualifier win over their San Marino counterparts earlier this week.

The 18-year-old impressed for Gareth Southgate's side, setting up the game's opener before he was felled for the penalty that was converted by Tottenham's Harry Kane in a 4-0 win and will now link up with the senior team.

The former Queens Park Rangers youngster became the fifth youngest player to appear for England when he started in a friendly against Sweden last November, but has been selected for the senior squad just once since then, and has failed to make another appearance.

England's win over Montenegro leaves them tantalisingly close to qualification for Brazil 2014. The Three Lions sit a point ahead of Ukraine, but given the latter take on minnows San Marino on Tuesday night in their final game, England realistically need a win over Poland in order to top Group H.

Second half goals from Wayne Rooney, Andros Townesend and Daniel Sturridge aided by an own goal from Montenegro's Branko Boskovic ensured England took a vital three points after Ukraine maintained their push for top spot with a 1-0 win over Poland.