5 Liverpool players called up to England squad

on 17.03.2016


Roy Hodgson has announced his latest England squad, with five Liverpool players chosen to represent their country.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, June 2, 2012: England's James Milner in action against Belgium during the International Friendly match at Wembley. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

One of those frustrating international breaks is almost upon us, having had a lovely spell without one so far this year.

England continue their preparations for Euro 2016 with friendlies away to Germany and at home to Holland later this month, and Liverpool players feature prominently in Hodgson’s 24-man squad.

Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge have all been selected, as they hope to impress ahead of the France-hosted tournament.

Clyne has been one of Liverpool’s most consistent performers throughout 2015/16, if not their most, and looks set to battle Tottenham’s Kyle Walker for the starting right-back slot for the Three Lions.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Wednesday, March 2, 2016: Liverpool's Adam Lallana scelebrates scoring the first goal against Manchester City during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Henderson and Milner have both come in for criticism from some fans this season, following some below-par showings, but both have been key players for Hodgson throughout his tenure.


Lallana is another mainstay of the national squad, and his superb form of late has put the 27-year-old right in contention to be a key figure in the two upcoming friendlies.

Sturridge finally returns to the international fold, having not played for England since 2014, and he will be desperate to prove himself.

The 26-year-old has understandably been a little off the pace since returning from long-term injury, but when fit, he is the best striker England have.

The five Reds will join up with the England squad after Sunday’s league match at Southampton.

For Liverpool fans, it would be nice to just see the quintet come through the games unscathed, but for the players themselves, they know they must shine to enhance their hopes of starting in the summer.

Full England Squad

Goalkeepers: Jack Butland (Stoke City), Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Manchester City).

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Everton), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Danny Drinkwater (Leicester City), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), James Milner (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal).

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  1. I’m over the moon that Daniel Sturridge has made the England squad for another useless friendly.

    It’s what he always wanted.

  2. Flanno is going to sign a three year deal.
    Had he had a full season I don’t doubt he’d have been called up to England too

  3. Oh god, not Sturridge please.
    Can’t really understand that selection, just back from injury and has not done much so far so why pick him other than to reinjure him just before the Euros?

  4. Could actually be decisive in the title race, lots of potential injuries to the thin squads of Spurs and Leceister. Am I crazy or have those teams had very few injuries this season?

      • Except we weren’t that lucky that season.
        Coutinho 5 games injured
        Sturridge missed 9 games
        Suarez 5 games suspended
        Gerrard 4 games injured
        Hendo 3 games suspended
        The only lucky with it, was they didn’t happen at the same time.

        In fact only 5 players completed the equivalent to 30 + full matches (2700 mins), while Leicester this season will likely have 9 with the same amount of games, Spurs 8 – and most importantly they have had no suspensions or injuries to speak of on any key players. Just amazing.

        • That was really lucky, not many games at all to miss over the season. No long term injuries, 4 main players on 3-5 games and one on 9. Compare that to this season were Studge, Hendo, Skrtel, Sakho, Lovren, Origi, Ings and Gomez are all probably in double figures for missed games and many others are around the 5 level. Whilst we have had Arsenal levels of injuries this season, the norm is somewhere inbetween the two

          • Considering we only had 43 games in all comps that season, those numbers are nothing but normal – even a bit high given they were all part of the team core. And nothing at all like what spurs and Leicester look like this year – if they can keep it up that is. Virtually no disruptions to the starting XI.

            This year has been nothing but abysmal for us, injury wise.

            (btw, numbers above were prem only).

    • You never know with injuries but I think these 2 teams are too far ahead in the season now for it to happen this late.

  5. Roy Hodgson has warned he will give no special protection to Daniel Sturridge while on England duty despite his injury problems for Liverpool.
    ‘It’ll be interesting to see how Daniel Sturridge is,’ Hodgson said. ‘His record with England is not bad. We’ve not seen him with England since we had to send him back to Liverpool injured.’

    ‘We haven’t seen him for a long time, as you point out. He turned up for one other camp after getting fit but picked up a knock on the Saturday and had to go home again.

    Sturridge was left frustrated by the constant criticism he received due to his injury history, but Hodgson will still treat him like any other player in these next two matches.

  6. Blast from the past:

    Roy Hodgson has admitted that he tested Daniel Sturridge’s commitment to England by picking him against Germany last month even though the striker was not completely fit.

    “Dan has pulled out of a few matches with us for injury reasons. He has been unlucky with injuries. The first game [started, against Ireland in May] he got injured.

    “It was important for me to test his resolve a little bit. I might have been guilty of putting that resolve to the test, but I don’t apologise for it. And I am delighted he did get out there, even though he maybe didn’t feel 100 per cent, because that means in future I will know I can trust him as an England player and he is not going to be playing when he feels like it, he is going to be playing when he’s fit to play.”

  7. Let’s hope the glass don’t break again very frustrating this is goin to be goin to keep a eye on the breaking news wen England camp is together

  8. You know what? That’s not a bad squad. I could put together a pretty competitive team with those players. Let’s see if Hodgson can do the same.

  9. I really hope Studge makes a huge impact the two coming games. Looks like we won’t be seeing much more of him this side of Christmas …

  10. Play smart. Remember selection for the Euros doesn’t hinge on these two ties. A better showing for the rest of the season is the best way to stake a claim.

  11. If LFC want to keep Sturridge beyond this season, they should tell him to retire from international football immediately.

    He can barely play once every 10 days without getting injured or needing a rest. Playing in meaningless friendlies, going to an England training camp and then the Euros will simply ensure he gets injured. Again.

    He needs a proper pre-season. One where he does a lot of running, so he can actually get fit.

  12. Daniel Returns crooked as usual. If that happens time to sell hurts to see the same scenario played over and over again!

  13. Look at the keeper, back line and CMF- compare that to Spain, Germany, France, Italy……..countries of about the same population. Shameful.

    • Let’s face it, England never has, and never will, develop footballers anywhere near the quality those countries have.

      The current England squad is particularly low on quality though.

      England should get out of the group stages at the Euros (largely because UEFA are now allowing so many terrible teams to qualify for the tournament), but England will no doubt get beaten by the first decent opposition faced. Same as usual.

  14. Think we have decent options everywhere although think CB and CM are problem positions. Strongest team is probably Hart, Clyne, Cahill, Smalling, Rose, Dier, Henderson, Alli, Barkley, Sterling, Kane. Although I personally would have Lallana in there ahead of Sterling because I like Lallana’s work rate. But on current form Hendo shouldn’t be starting for England. Vardy is going to be a decent impact sub in the Euros.

  15. Let Sturridge ease back into competitive football you damn dinosaur. Plus, he doesn’t really deserve a place atm. Jagielka’s selection is a disgrace. A part of one of the worst defenses in the league. What does Shawcross have to do.
    Walcott?! I’m done.

  16. I’m not concerned about Sturridge playing…I’m more concerned about Woy “testing Sturridge’s resolve” in training again! That’s what originally got him the injury in the first place isn’t it!?

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