MC) Steven Gerrard
Former England captain with 114 caps to his name, which is the third highest. Retired from international duty following a disastrous World Cup and didn’t quite replicate his club form for country.
But the Liverpool skipper is still one of the best midfielders of his generation.
MC) Jordan Henderson
The 24-year-old midfield dynamo is an automatic starter in Roy Hodgson’s side right now. He brings enthusiasm to the team, but is yet to convince on the international stage. His performances for Liverpool this term have steadily improved, however, and he’ll likely be an international asset for years to come.
MC) Adam Lallana
When fit he is an automatic choice for a call-up into the England squad. But injuries have hampered his progress this season, meaning he has not been able to show the Kop faithful his undoubted talent.