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Shilton: Reds' form no guarantee for England

Unleashing Liverpool's in-form England players on the World Cup does not guarantee success, former captain Peter Shilton has warned.

Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge could all star for the Three Lions in Brazil.

But record cap-holder Shilton believes it would be foolish to think a Liverpool contingent would give England a greater chance of success.

"There are two ways of looking at it. If Liverpool go on and win the league, those players will be full of confidence and that is a big thing.

"But it really depends on how Roy (Hodgson, England manager) wants to play. He may want to play a waiting game or attack as quickly as possible. Depending on how he wants to play, it may be detrimental to go with five Liverpool men.

"It could be very beneficial to have five Liverpool players in there but, by the same token, he has got to pick his best players." - PA Sport.