Stats from 2019-20 season
Chances created 0
Minutes played 0
Passes completed 0 %
DEVELOPMENT SQUAD CAPS
U18 Caps 1
U19 Caps 3
U21 Caps 8
I remember the World Cup, seeing people watch it in pubs and rushing from work in their shirts and it made me think, am I really a part of this?
A creative and dynamic player in midfield, the 'Ox' has been on the England senior scene since first breaking into the squad as a teenager back in 2012.
Initially with Southampton's academy, when he made his first international appearance for the Young Lions in a MU18s win over Poland in Wycombe, it was his subsequent switch to Arsenal at the age of 17 which thrust him into the limelight of the Premier League.
After also featuring for the MU21s, he was part of the Three Lions squad which travelled to Poland and Ukraine for EURO 2012 after making his senior debut in a warm-up game with Norway. He then went on to make his tournament debut when he started against France in England's opening match.
His first goal for England came soon after when he netted against San Marino in October 2012, but he saved perhaps his best strike to date for a special occasion at the opening game of the developed Maracana Stadium in 2013 when he scored against Brazil in a 2-2 draw as a warm up to the 2014 World Cup in the South American nation.
However, unfortunately-timed injuries have robbed him of the chance to feature at more tournaments, as he missed both the World Cups of 2014 and 2018 and also EURO 2016.
The Portsmouth-born playmaker made a move north to Liverpool in August 2017, where he joined a resurgent Reds outfit under the leadership of Jurgen Klopp and was a key figure in the squad which won the Premier League title in 2020.
"One of the best things about him is what an outstanding human being he is, one of the nicest guys you will meet. Of course, he is also an outstandingly talented footballer, too."Jurgen Klopp