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Livermore on standby

JAKE Livermore has today been named as one of five 'standby' players for England's 2018 World Cup adventure.

Jake, who made 37 domestic appearances last season, was a favourite of Gareth Southgate throughout the Three Lions' qualifying campaign and has featured in every England squad since his move to The Hawthorns in January 2017.

Capped seven times by his country, Jake impressed in friendly appearances against Brazil and Germany last November.

He also featured in WCQ fixtures against Scotland, Malta and Slovakia as England secured a place at football's top-table without losing a game.

Despite missing out on a spot in the final 23-man squad, Jake will link up for training on Monday with his international team-mates ahead of warm-up games against Nigeria and Costa Rica next month.

He will learn on Monday, June 4 whether he is to fly to Russia and become the first Albion outfield player to join the travelling party for a World Cup since Jeff Astle in 1970.

England's World Cup squad in full

Jordan Pickford (Everton), Jack Butland (Stoke City), Nick Pope (Burnley).

Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Kieran Tripper (Tottenham Hotspur), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Fabian Delph (Manchester City), Ashley Young (Manchester United).

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Crystal Palace), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City).

Marcus Rashord (Manchester United), Danny Welbeck (Arsenal), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur).

On standby

Tom Heaton (Burnley), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Lewis Cook (AFC Bournemouth), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Adam Lallana (Liverpool).

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