Despite a couple of surprises, Sam Allardyce’s first England squad is hardly revolutionary.
The core of the team remains the same as the one that failed so dismally this summer in France. We’ve got four lads in there – the only Red who went to the Euros but isn’t involved under Big Sam is James Milner, who has stepped down from international duty.
However, the inclusion of Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson seems to be causing controversy on Twitter.
People aren’t questioning Daniel’s quality, but are wondering why he’s been picked when he’s not a regular under Klopp – whereas a lot of fans seem to wish Everton’s Ross Barkley had been chosen instead of Hendo.
What do you think?
Having reflected on the #EnglandSquad how uninspiring it still is.
Hart, Smalling & Sturridge a spine which are no longer clubs 1st choice!
— Bonsey (@1BonZ) August 28, 2016
How the fuck have Henderson and Antonio got in that England squad ahead of Barkley??
— David Cliffe (@davidcliffe) August 28, 2016
Barkley should’ve been in the England squad. Henderson out.
— Hussain (@MHGooner95) August 28, 2016
Henderson in the England squad over Barkley is the sort of thing that can turn a man to badminton #darkpaths
— Tom London (@trlondon1) August 28, 2016
How does Henderson make the England squad and Barkley, Defoe and Rashford don’t. Utter joke #EnglandSquad
— AJ (@AJ_2121) August 28, 2016
MOTD saying this is the best England squad available…. Ok so Henderson is better than Noble and Barkley? No
— Chris Appleton PT (@AppersOfficial) August 28, 2016
How is Henderson in the England squad but Ross Barkley isn’t? ?
— Pedro Santos (@SantosPed) August 28, 2016
— Andy Rotheram (@AndyEFC1878) August 28, 2016
Only just seen the England squad… Sturridge in over Rashford?!
— Matt Brignell (@Brignell) August 28, 2016
@OfficialBigSam How exactly does Sturridge deserve a place in the England squad? No way you can say it’s based on club form
— Martin Hutchinson (@Hutch221186) August 28, 2016
Not bad England squad. Interesting Antonio (good way). Sturridge and Henderson again questionable. Rather Defoe and Barkley #EnglandSquad
— Dan Hunt (@djboywonder92) August 28, 2016
Sturridge, Rooney, Smalling, Henderson should not be in that England squad all shite and obviously just been picked on name and not form
— Chris Wood (@chris_mufc_93) August 28, 2016
Big Sam has gone down in my estimations after his England squad, Walcott? Sturridge? Jagielka and Cahill??
— Garminho (@AnthonyGarmory) August 28, 2016