Capello praises protege Kelly

Published Add your comment

Football News

Fabio Capello has hinted that Liverpool full-back Martin Kelly could be in line for a call up to the full England squad after impressing the Italian during Saturday's win over Arsenal.

Kelly is currently standing in for the injured Glen Johnson, who is first choice full-back for Capello's England.

The likes of Kyle Walker and Micah Richards are also jostling for the position, but despite having only made just two appearances for the England Under-21s, Capello's feels a birth in the full team may be on the horizon, after he stared against The Gunners.

"I see some players interesting for me, some new players like Kelly the right-back, he is really interesting," Capello said.

"He is young and he played a good, good game."

Kelly is one of a number of young players to break through to the Liverpool first-team, with Jay Spearing, Jack Robinson and John Flanagan following in the 21-year-old's footsteps.


He made his first league appearance during last season's victory over Chelsea, and then made his first start in the club's draw with Wigan Athletic.

Capello's comments come just weeks before England face Bulgaria and Wales in a Euro 2012 qualifying double header, and with Johnson's involvement uncertain, Kelly could vie with Walker for a staring spot in both qualifiers.

Walker played for England during the Under-21 European Championships, and was named in the team of the tournament, despite Stuart Pearce's side's inability to qualify from the group stage.

The Tottenham Hotspur man earned call ups to the full squad earlier this year, but has yet to make an appearance.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Martin Kelly

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again