Liverpool FC pair in England squad as Gerrard reaches 100

Roy Hodgson has included Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling and Jonjo Shelvey in his England squad to face Sweden in a friendly next week.

Raheem Sterling

Sterling, 17, and Shelvey, 20, are joined by Reds skipper Steven Gerrard, who is set to win his 100th cap for his country.

Sterling is yet to make his England debut, after recently being linked to playing for Jamaica, his country of birth, whilst Shelvey has one senior cap to his name.

Glen Johnson is also included in the squad, but has missed the last few games for Liverpool due to injury.

There are no places in the squad for Stewart Downing or Jordan Henderson, who have struggled to play first team football this season.

Full England Squad

Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City).

Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham).

Midfielders: Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Aaron Lennon (Tottenham), Leon Osman (Everton), Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Theo Walcott (Arsenal), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Forwards: Wayne Rooney (Manchester United), Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United).

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