The best English Liverpool player never capped by his country ?

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Liverpool have had 64 players who gained at least one full England cap since 1872, but there is one Liverpool legend who never made it into the England team.

Midfielder Jimmy Case played 269 times for Liverpool between 1975 - 1981, scoring 46 goals.

During his time at Liverpool, Case picked up medals for 4 First Division titles, 1 League Cup, 1 UEFA Cup, 3 European Cups, and 1 European Super Cup.

Although Case was part of a Liverpool team that dominated England and Europe in the 1970s, he was never called up by his country for the senior squad, ignored by managers Don Revie and Ron Greenwood.

Case was, of course, a hard man. Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson was once asked who was the dirtiest opponent he had ever faced and said: 'I won't say he was dirty but certainly the hardest opponent was Jimmy Case. He could certainly look after himself. He was very clever about it as well'.

He also played professional football until he was almost 42 years old, hanging up his boots at Brighton in 1996.

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