By Harvey Byrne
Tottenham fans on Twitter have slammed manager Gareth Southgate’s decision to call-up former midfielder Jake Livermore into the England team.
The Three Lions announced their squad on Thursday afternoon ahead of the end of month fixtures against Germany and Lithuania.
The squad list includes a number of surprising names with Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse earning their first call-ups, while Livermore and Jermain Defoe have also received recalls.
— England (@England) March 16, 2017
One selection that Tottenham fans on social media did feel aggrieved about was the selection of Livermore over current young midfield ace Harry Winks.
The 21-year-old was named in the England Under-21s side, but many felt that he should have been in the senior team over the current West Brom midfielder.
One fans shared that Southgate should be seeking a career in comedy, while another labelled the decision as “criminal”.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Ward-Prowse and Livermore in the England squad ahead of Winks is a weird one. Also, not sure what Shaw's done to be brought back yet.
— Daniel Grigg (@Daniel_Grigg) March 16, 2017
— Tom Paul Johnson (@TomPaulJohnson) March 16, 2017
So livermore better than winks?? Southgate is a melt
— jack (@_jackthfc) March 16, 2017
Livermore over Winks is criminal https://t.co/G8njJJTatl
— Cyrus (@Cyrus_Sans) March 16, 2017
Jake Livermore in the England lineup baffles me especially over Winks
— Kadz (@KadeemGutzmore) March 16, 2017
Livermore made his debut for Tottenham in March 2010 after breaking through the club’s academy.
He played in a total of 58 matches for the club, returning just one goal and one assist before completing a move to Hull in 2014.
He is currently featuring regularly for Tony Pulis’ West Brom side, but many feel as though Southgate should be looking to the future with Winks, who has already played in 34 matches for Tottenham’s first team at his young age.
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