Steven Gerrard believes Manchester City winger Adam Johnson has "a fantastic chance" of being part of England's World Cup squad, reports the Manchester Evening News. The 22 year old was named in Fabio Capello's initial 30 strong party which will be trimmed down to a final 23 on June 1.

The Liverpool skipper said: "Adam has looked fantastic in training. He is a typical left-winger, he gets good crosses into the box, and is exciting on the ball.

"We will have to wait and see what players Fabio goes with in the final 23.

"But I am sure Adam has got a fantastic chance of going to the World Cup because he is a very talented player."