Liverpool trio picked in Wales squad ahead of 2018 World Cup qualifier
By Will Butcher
Liverpool trio Danny Ward, Harry Wilson and Ben Woodburn have been called up by Wales manager Chris Coleman to face Serbia.
Wales go up against the eastern European outfit on Sunday in Group D of the 2018 World Cup qualification phase in a crucial match at Red Star Stadium on Sunday.
Wales posted Coleman’s selection on their official Twitter account, which sees the three Liverpool stars team up with the likes of Aaron Ramsey, Joe Allen and Ashley Williams.
— Wales (@FAWales) June 5, 2017
Coleman will be hoping his side close the gap on the top two of Group D in Serbia and the Republic of Ireland, who both sit on 11 points from five matches with Wales on seven in third.
Goalkeeper Ward, 23, could be given a start over Wayne Hennessey between the sticks after shining for loan side Huddersfield in their Championship play-off promotion.
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He saved a number of penalties in shootout wins against Fulham in the semi-final, before stopping Reading winger Jordan Obita’s effort to help the Terriers reach the Premier League.
That could see Coleman give him the chance to add to his three caps, while Wilson will be looking to add to his solitary cap while Woodburn is yet to make his national team debut.
Both Liverpool attackers made their first-team debuts for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season, and that could see Coleman give them a chance against Group D leaders Serbia come Sunday.
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