Anfield hero set for for England call.
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher will be part of Fabio Capello’s England World Cup squad that travels to South Africa in June, BBC Sport understands.
The 32-year-old was part of the squad at Euro 2004 and the 2006 World Cup but retired from internationals in 2007.
The Liverpool defender has won 34 caps, playing at centre half, both full-back slots and in midfield.
Former England boss Steve McClaren made an unsuccessful attempt to lure Carragher, but he is now ready to come back.
Ironically Carragher’s form this season has failed to consistently match the high standards he set in previous campaigns.
Liverpool could only finish seventh in the Premier League, their lowest league finish since they were also seventh in 1999, conceding 35 goals compared to only 27 the season before when they were second to Manchester United.(BBC Sport)
So, the worst kept secret is about to be revealed in a few short hours. Is the decision about to be made by Fabio Capello a sound one? Well it seems to make good sense. Jamie Carragher may have made a few mistakes early in the season but has been pretty solid in recent months and is of course vastly experienced. Perhaps the most crucial reason for calling the Bootle born defender out of retirement is the fact that he can be equally effective at right back and centre back.
Given the injury concerns over the likes of other potential squad members Rio Ferdinand and Ledley King it makes good sense to cover your bases by selecting a player who is adaptable.
What do Liverpool and England fans think about the inclusion of Carragher into the World Cup set-up?