On Sunday, Manager Fabio Capello named his squad for England’s final Euro 2012 qualifier in Montenegro and it includes two Liverpool players. Stewart Downing and Andy Carroll will lead the Anfield contingent ahead of Friday’s game, the FA reports.
The 22 year-old striker Carroll has appeared three times for England and scored one goal. He is contention to start for his country alongside Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney.
Downing is looking to add to his 24 caps and could start on the left side of Capello’s midfield.
He is in good form for Liverpool since joining the club in the summer from Aston Villa. He has appeared in eight games and provides a genuine threat to opposing fullbacks.
Midfielder Steve Gerrard was sensibly omitted by Capello. The Liverpool captain only recently returned to action after a six-month layoff to cure a persistent groin problem. He has played a part of only three games and has yet to appear in the starting 11 for the club.
Liverpool's other England international, Glen Johnson, is out due to a hamstring strain.