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Twitter reacts to Jake Livermore, Jermain Defoe and Luke Shaw's call-up to the England squad

2.15K   //    16 Mar 2017, 20:26 IST
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The face you make when you’re about to get some game time!

Gareth Southgate named his England squad for the upcoming friendly against Germany and a World Cup qualifying fixture against Lithuania. While usual suspects like Joe Hart, Chris Smalling, Kyle Walker, Dele Alli et al did make the team, there were quite a few surprise inclusions as well.

Luke Shaw, Jake Livermore and the recall of Jermain Dafoe were a few of the surprises. The Three Lions will be facing the Germans on 22nd March while they will take the field against Lithuania on 26th March. 

Here’s the full squad,


Fraser Forster (Southampton), Joe Hart (Torino, on loan from Man City), Tom Heaton (Burnley)


Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Michael Keane (Burnley), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), John Stones (Man City), Kyle Walker (Tottenham)


Dele Alli (Tottenham), Michail Antonio (West Ham), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Man Utd), Jake Livermore (West Brom), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Man City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)


Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)

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Quite naturally owing to the surprise inclusion of some players, the Twitterati didn’t shy away from sending out some amusing tweets, the best of which we have compiled here for you.


Two goals, four assists in 12 starts, he did deserve the call-up.

In Premier League this season, Sunderland 24 goals, Defoe 14 goals!

Even England’s record goalscorer couldn’t care less!

Are you sure?!

If Harry Kane is injured, yes.

Cut the guy some slack!

Don’t be happy blud, Ox is there fam!

Redmond is another good inclusion.

 Maybe next time!

Nothing new, is it?

Forget convincingly, when did Shaw last play?

I swear!