Liverpool’s rising stars Curtis Jones and Harvey Elliott are both reportedly being considered for a call-up to England’s Under-21s squad.
According to the Daily Mail, England Under-21 boss Aidy Boothroyd could end up drafting in the Reds duo for European qualifiers in March and they are in his thoughts.
The report details that both teenagers were watched in action, as they started in the club’s FA Cup fourth round replay victory over Shrewsbury at Anfield.
Jones has previously represented England on the international stage up to the Under-19 age group and a promotion to the Under-21s would be another big step in his career.
The 19-year-old attacking midfielder got to captain the Liverpool first-team in the FA Cup against Shrewsbury and he’s featured in seven games so far this season.
He’s been with them since the age of nine and is a serious star in the making with an eye for goal.
Meanwhile, 16-year-old Elliott is making quite the impact during his first year at Anfield and he linked up from Fulham in the summer.
The right-winger would be making a significant leap if he was selected for the Under-21s, as the highest age group he’s previously represented the Young Lions at is the Under-17s team.
Jones is showing that he’s too good to be stuck in Liverpool’s academy for too much longer and he’s beginning to get more exposure in the first-team, while captaining the main group will have been a seriously proud individual moment for him.
He’s a versatile star that can dictate play from the centre of the park or trouble defenders from a wing position, but wherever he plays he usually makes an impact.
It will be no surprise to see Boothroyd draft him into the group and he looks ready to keep pushing on with his career.
Elliott is an intriguing one that doesn’t turn 17 until April, but is a special talent on the ball that has really thrived following his switch to a big club and an England promotion would give his confidence even more of a boost.