Liverpool starlet set for England debut
Liverpool news: Jonjo Shelvey called up for England with Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand
Liverpool starlet Jonjo Shelvey is set to get his first call-up to the senior England squad if Frank Lampard fails to shake off injury, while his Chelsea team-mate, Ryan Bertrand, will come in for injured Arsenal full-back Kieran Gibbs.
Shelvey has been in good form this season and could be rewarded with his first cap, while Bertrand will get a chance to build on the two caps he has already won, according to The Sun.
Roy Hodgson has reportedly seen fit to include the Liverpool man in his squad, despite Brendan Rodgers’ side having a troubled start to their Premier League season.
The 20-year-old joined Liverpool from Charlton Athletic in 2010, but has only really started to get regular playing time since Rodgers took the reins at Anfield.
Meanwhile, Bertrand has been making steady progress at Chelsea over the past two seasons and is becoming increasingly involved in the first team at Stamford Bridge.
Arsenal star Gibbs will be bitterly disappointed at missing out on adding to his two caps, as he has not been called into the squad since 2010 and his early season form has been good.
Lampard’s injury also creates a captaining decision for Hodgson, as the Chelsea favourite would have taken the armband due to Steven Gerrard being suspended, but now the Three Lions manager will reportedly choose either Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney or Manchester City’s Joe Hart.