Solanke Excited by "Crazy" England Call, Southgate Hints Youngsters Could Face Brazil

Ruben Hill
November 14, 2017

With a rash of injuries afflicting England's senior squad, it looked likely that Liverpool's Dominic Solanke might have a part to play during this global break. Football can change quickly so if you get an opportunity, you have to take it. Football is all about confidence and belief, and if you believe in yourself and you get an opportunity than all you can do is take it.

The England Under-21 global left the club in the search of regular first-team football, and despite only featuring scarcely for Liverpool since his arrival at Anfield, he has found himself presented with more frequent opportunities.

The 20-year-old signed for the Reds in May on a pre-contract deal from Chelsea, having been unable to agree terms to extend his stay at Stamford Bridge.

England manager Gareth Southgate is prepared to play Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke against Brazil at Wembley stadium tomorrow night.

"I think that can only help playing men's football when you are young". Solanke will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of teammate Joe Gomez, who made his surprise England debut when Phil Jones was forced out of the Germany match with an injury. This came in Liverpool's underwhelming 2-0 defeat against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup earlier on in the season.

"It helps you as a young player, going out and seeing a different [type of] football and culture " he said.

With Solanke's call-up and potential first cap against Brazil, Chelsea are now hopeful that they will be able to command a staggering £10m fee for their former youth player.

"They have got good pedigree and we won't hesitate to put them on the pitch".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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