Anfield boss leaves some space for new additions.
Liverpool Football Club has submitted its 21-man squad to the Premier League, in accordance with new rules which have come into force today.
For the 2010-11 season, top-flight clubs must register a squad of up to 25 players for league games, which must include at least eight ‘home grown’ players and no more than 17 ‘non home grown’ players.
Home grown players are defined as those who irrespective of nationality or age, have been affiliated to the FA or Welsh FA for a period of three seasons or 36 months prior to their 21st birthday.
This is the squad Liverpool have submitted today:
Home grown players
Non home grown players:
Clubs can supplement their squads with an unlimited amount of players under the age of 21, meaning Roy Hodgson will also be able to call on the services of Peter Gulacsi, Martin Kelly, Daniel Wilson, Jonjo Shelvey, Daniel Pacheco, Nathan Eccleston and David Ngog for Barclays Premier League games this season. (Official Liverpool Website)
So what do Liverpool fans make of the squad? In January the squad can be changed and Roy Hodgson appears to have a wealth of young talent to call upon to add to his current crop. Having sent out the likes of Philipp Degen, Emiliano Insua, Alberto Aquilani and Nabil El Zhar out on loan the Anfield boss had less of a difficult choice to make and pretty much had his squad named for him by virtue of who was left in the first team picture.
Many supporters had hoped the club would have added another recognised striker to the side but moves for Roman Pavlyuchenko and Carlton Cole failed to materialise.