Steven Gerrard, Liverpool & England National Team
England National Squad Named: England v Sweden
Hodgson may have to do without England and Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who is up to win his 100th cap. Gerrard injured his knee in his side’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea on Sunday and he may not be available for England duty due to ligament damage. Gerrard will undergo a precautionary scan after being injured during Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Gerrard is still expected to travel with the England squad to Stockholm and, should he recover in time, would become the sixth player to reach a milestone of 100 international caps after Bobby Moore, Peter Shilton, David Beckham, Bobby Charlton and Billy Wright.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was confident about Gerrard's fitness for the Sweden match.
"He has just opened up his medial ligament a bit. He has got some ice on his knee and we'll find out the full extent later on," remarked Rodgers.
Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Kyle Walker and Aaron Lennon (Spurs), Theo Walcott (Arsenal) and Jonjo Shelvey (Liverpool) all withdrew due to injury.
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha was drafted into the squad to replace Theo Walcott who has a muscle injury.
Goalkeepers: Fraser Forster (Celtic/SCO), Joe Hart (Manchester City), John Ruddy (Norwich City)
Defenders: Leighton Baines (Everton), Ryan Bertrand (Chelsea), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Steven Caulker (Tottenham Hotspur), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Carl Jenkinson (Arsenal), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Midfielders: Tom Cleverley (Manchester United), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham Hotspur), Leon Osman (Everton), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ashley Young (Manchester United), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace)
Forwards: Daniel Sturridge (Chelsea), Daniel Welbeck (Manchester United)
Buy England tickets now for the upcoming England National Team fixtures:
- Nov 14, 2012 Sweden v England Tickets - Swedbank Arena
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- May 29, 2013 England v Ireland Tickets - Wembley Stadium, London