Welbeck is one of six forward players called up by Gareth Southgate, none of whom are Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge.
The resurgent Sturridge has scored two goals in his last three Reds appearances - and four in eight this season - but is again overlooked by Southgate, who last selected the 29-year-old in October 2017.
And - despite the fact Welbeck boasts the better scoring rate (a goal every 2.65 England appearances, compared with Sturridge's 3.25) - the England manager's preference for the Arsenal man is not being well received by those of a Liverpool persuasion.
welbeck instead of sturridge hmmmm— Kieran Ballard (@kiwiballard2012) October 4, 2018
A great England squad, have Henderson as the def mid and plenty of creativity ahead of it.— Adam Johnson (@AdamPJohnson93) October 4, 2018
Only got to wonder why Danny Welbeck and not Sturridge? #bbcfootball
Why is Danny Welbeck being called up but not Sturridge? https://t.co/9OzSczOSI9— Utkarsh Jos (@UtkarshJos) October 4, 2018
Welbeck over Sturridge LOLZ— Jon (@jon_weaver) October 4, 2018
Southgate is an idiot for calling up Danny Welbeck.— Utkarsh Jos (@UtkarshJos) October 4, 2018
How does Sturridge not to get into that England squad but bums like Welbeck do— leo (@Virgilista) October 4, 2018
Jay @SaIahesque: Does Welbeck have Southgate's nudes or something? F*** me how hasn't Sturridge been named over him
Again it baffles me how welbeck gets in over Sturridge.— ㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤㅤً (@LFCLxke) October 4, 2018
The fact that Welbeck is in the England squad and Sturridge isn’t makes me feel sick.— B E N (@smxdz_) October 4, 2018
Liverpool do, however, boast the most England squad representatives (three - tied with Manchester City), with Welbeck the only Arsenal player involved.
What do you make of Gareth Southgate's decision to call up Arsenal's Danny Welbeck over Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge?
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