Liverpool duo Jordon Ibe and Joe Gomez get England calls

first_img1 Jordon Ibe and Joe Gomez have been called into the England Under-21 squad for the forthcoming matches against the United States and Norway.The Liverpool duo are rewarded for their impressive starts to the season and are among 14 uncapped players in the 23-man party.Manchester United striker James Wilson and Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli are also part of the uncapped group, as is Everton defender Brendan Galloway.Arsenal striker Chuba Akpom has been recognised for his form on loan at Hull City, while Sunderland forward Duncan Watmore has been handed the chance to build on his eye-catching displays for the U20s at the Toulon Tournament.Despite being eligible Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, Everton’s John Stones and Manchester United’s Luke Shaw were all left out, with them likely to be in Roy Hodgson’s senior squad instead.The Young Lions, looking to bounce back from a disappointing European Championship campaign over the summer, face USA Under-23s next Thursday at Preston’s Deepdale before taking on Norway Under-21s away the following Monday.Full England Under-21 squad:Goalkeepers: Angus Gunn (Manchester City), Jordan Pickford (Preston North End [on loan from Sunderland), Christian Walton (Bury [on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion]Defenders: Calum Chambers (Arsenal), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Brendan Galloway (Everton), Joe Gomez (Liverpool), Kortney Hause (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Dominic Iorfa (Wolverhampton Wanderers), Jack Stephens (Middlesbrough [on loan from Southampton]), Matt Targett (Southampton)Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Nathaniel Chalobah (Chelsea), Jake Forster-Caskey (Brighton & Hove Albion), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)Forwards: Chuba Akpom (Hull City [on loan from Arsenal]), Jordon Ibe (Liverpool), Solly March (Brighton & Hove Albion), Nathan Redmond (Norwich City), Duncan Watmore (Sunderland), James Wilson (Manchester United), Cauley Woodrow (Fulham) Jordon Ibe last_img

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