Football

Scholes' take on England

 

GO THE LIVERPOOL WAY

"It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool's attacking mentality. Really go for it.

"South Africa in 2010 was so negative with boring draws.

"England fans, and myself, would rather watch 3-3 games than dull, 0-0 draws.

"I'd love to see Roy be brave enough to play like Liverpool. The thing I admired most (about Liverpool) was the swagger of their play and how they terrorised opponents."

HENDERSON'S 
A 'DIAMOND OF A LAD'

"He's a player others appreciate having around them on the pitch. He'll sacrifice himself for the attacking talent in a team like Liverpool. He's not what you call 'world class', but Henderson could be key to England controlling the ball and using it effectively."

QUESTION MARK OVER JOHNSON

"The question mark is Glen Johnson at right back. It's probably Phil Jones' best position right now.

Johnson had just two assists for Liverpool last season so he did not provide a genuine attacking threat, whatever the perception."

MISTAKE TO LEAVE 
CARRICK OUT

"Not bringing Michael Carrick is a mistake. If there's an injury to (Steven) Gerrard, nobody jumps out to replace him."