If Liverpool win the Premier League this season then...

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Maybe England can win the World Cup? We take a look at what it would take for the Reds to clinch Premier League glory for the first-time and how England could benefit from such a scenario.

The importance to Liverpool's success this season, in my opinion, directly affects England's chances in the World Cup, due to the high number of Liverpool players looking to be part of the England squad in June.

Roy Hodgson started with five Liverpool players in his last international friendly with Denmark and truth be told, all five could play a major part of England's World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Liverpool currently sit second in the Premier League, behind only Chelsea. However, Arsenal are on the same amount of points and Manchester City have two games in hand, which could see them go 4 points clear, if both games are won.

However, with the promise that other sides will drop points this season, a very strong finish could see Liverpool claim the Premier League title for the first-team in history. And a finish that strong would need all the English players in the squad firing on all cylinders.

I fancy the midfield duo of Henderson and Gerrard in particular to be key to both Liverpool and England's success in the next couple months.

Gerrard, despite playing a different role to his younger days seems to have embraced his new position with both hands and will unquestionably be one of England's key players in the World Cup.

Whereas on the other hand, Henderson, along with Ramsey, this season have proven why writing young players off can come back to haunt you. A lesson supporters will hopefully learn once again with Tom Cleverley in the future.

Those two, along with Johnson, Sturridge and Sterling have a very good chance of being in the England team in Brazil and with that in mind, the strongest finish possible for them can only be good for the country's chances in the tournament.

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