3 Reds in England squad

Jamie Carragher, Steven Gerrard and Glen Johnson have all been included in Fabio Capello’s final 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup in South Africa.

Carragher, who came out of international retirement only last month, makes the final cut and could provide cover for Johnson at right-back, who missed a large part of the season for Liverpool through injury.

Gerrard takes his role as vice-captain, behind Rio Ferdinand, whilst there are also places in the squad for former Reds David James, Stephen Warnock, Peter Crouch and Emile Heskey.

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Manchester City), David James (Portsmouth), Robert Green (West Ham).

Defenders: Jamie Carragher (Liverpool), Ashley Cole (Chelsea), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ledley King (Tottenham), John Terry (Chelsea), Matthew Upson (West Ham), Stephen Warnock (Aston Villa).

Midfielders: Gareth Barry (Manchester City), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Joe Cole (Chelsea), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), James Milner (Aston Villa), Shaun Wright-Phillips (Manchester City).

Forwards: Peter Crouch (Tottenham), Jermain Defoe (Tottenham), Emile Heskey (Aston Villa), Wayne Rooney (Manchester United).

The World Cup gets underway next Friday, 11th June.

Liverpool will have a total of 12 players representing them in South Africa. The others are Ryan Babel, Dirk Kuyt (Holland), Fernando Torres, Pepe Reina (Spain), Javier Mascherano, Maxi Rodriguez (Argentina), Sotirios Kyrgiakos (Greece), Martin Skrtel (Slovakia), Daniel Agger (Denmark).

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