By John Reid
England manager Gareth Southgate is prepared to play Liverpool youngster Dominic Solanke against Brazil at Wembley stadium tomorrow night.
Solanke is amongst a group of young players – also including Lewis Cook and Angus Gunn – that have been called up to England’s senior squad from the Under-21 squad.
Speaking to BBC Sport, the England boss said
“Those guys have fitted in off the field which helps them to fit in on the field.
“They are good players so in training they look fine.”
“They have got good pedigree and we won’t hesitate to put them on the pitch.”
Solanke was one of the top scorers in England’s Under-20s World Cup winning squad with four goals.
He scored England Under-21s’ opening goal in their 2-0 win over Ukraine last Friday night.
He started his career at Chelsea and after a year on loan at Vitesse in the Netherlands where he scored seven goals, Solanke failed to break into the Chelsea first team and eventually joined Liverpool this summer, for a fee of around £3 million, the fee agreed by a tribunal after his contract ran out.
The player has been in and out of the Liverpool squad since joining the Reds, and as yet has not scored a goal for the men from Anfield.
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