Liverpool’s Harvey Elliott could earn a call up to the England squad replacing James Madisson who has struggled to shake off a knee injury he picked up for Leicester City’s draw against West Ham.
Elliott – one of Liverpool’s bright sparks this season could bring the same type of dynamism that Madisson would offer England.
James Madisson has missed England’s opening training sessions in Qatar and fears are beginning to mount that he will not win his race to regain his fitness in time. Maddison did not take part in England’s final session today ahead of the Iran game and Gareth Southgate will soon have to make a call on the Leicester City man’s participation in the tournament.
Elliott has scored three goals this season, including two in the Champions League and Charlotte Coate’s of the Liverpool Echo has reported that Gareth Southgate could consider calling up the Liverpool youngster to replace Madisson.
It would certainly be a shock considering Elliott’s relative inexperience, however he would certainly provide England with a unique threat going forward should he be called upon. Elliott’s vision would surely be appreciated by Harry Kane and he could be type of player England will require to go deep into the competition.