Midfielder rewarded for fine Albion form
JAKE Livermore is set to become Albion’s first outfield England player in a generation after being named in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the fixtures against Germany and Lithuania.
The 27-year-old midfielder has impressed for the Baggies since his January move from Hull City, in which time he has started four Premier League victories.
If selected to play, Livermore will be Albion's first outfield England international since Steve Hunt, who featured against the former Soviet Union in June 1984.
Livermore stands to become the club’s 46th England international. He earned his only England cap to date while playing for Tottenham Hotspur in a 2-1 win over Italy in 2012.
Southgate’s men take on Germany in an international friendly in Dortmund on Wednesday, March 22 before a World Cup qualifier against Lithuania at Wembley on Sunday, March 26.
Goalkeepers Ben Foster (3) and Scott Carson (1) are the only Albion players to have represented England since Hunt in 1984.