Jonjo Shelvey: This Liverpool trio have come so far

The former Reds midfielder 'can't speak highly enough of' Jordan Henderson, while he also praised Raheem Sterling and Adam Lallana.

Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has lavished praised on three of his former club's players.

Liverpool trio Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana have shown vast improvement over the last few years and Shelvey, recently re-called to the England squad, hasn't failed to notice.

Indeed, the 22-year-old from Romford says Sterling, Henderson and Lallana have come very far since he was last with the national side.

"Raheem's in the squad - look how far he's kicked on - and the same with Jordan and Adam Lallana," Shelvey told the FA. "It's good to see my old Liverpool team-mates, as well.

"He's always been a leader. I can't speak highly enough of Jordan. We got on really well when he came to Liverpool, he's always been a good friend to me.

"He's someone you can look up to in terms of his leadership and abilities on the pitch. He's shown me [his wonder goal in training] a few times, to be fair!"

England face San Marino at Wembley Stadium tonight, having beaten Switzerland 2-0 in their first Euro 2016 qualifier.

Shelvey's inclusion in the squad has been a reward for a fine run of form in the Premier League for Swansea.

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