Why England national supporters should wish this Liverpool side well

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Liverpool boast an impressive core of English players.

Liverpool are probably the butt of most jokes right now, following their decision to sack Brendan Rodgers after just eight games into the new Premier League season.

The Reds haven’t been shy in spending big over the past 15 months, and their summer outlay surpassed the £50 million mark with Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino among others arriving.

Rodgers can’t really have many complaints…

However, among the so-called foreign flops which were signed during his tenure, Rodgers did do a particularly admirable job in building a strong core of English players at Anfield.

Danny Ings netted the opening goal during Rodgers’ last game in charge, Sunday’s Merseyside derby, but interestingly the previous seven goals scored before him for Liverpool have all been by an English player.

In Nathaniel Clyne, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Adam Lallana and Daniel Sturridge, the Reds have five players who could well feature among England’s squad at the Euro 2016 Championships.

Moreover, in Danny Ings, Jordon Ibe, Joe Gomez and Jordan Rossiter, the Reds boast another batch of players who have represented England at youth levels and could make an impact in the future.

Of all 20 Premier League clubs, the Anfield outfit actually boast the most England internationals and in a league dominated by foreign talent and financial rewards, there is something commendable about it.

While the Merseysiders now have the task of finding the right manager to lead them on, England supporters should wish them well and for the national team’s sake hope they continue to give their core English players valuable game time in order to develop.

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