Houllier: Don't blame Premiership for England failure
Former Liverpool boss Gerard Houllier says England are wrong if they're blaming the amount of foreigners in the Premiership for their national team failure.
"The country does produce great players like Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Steven Gerrard but the real problem is they do not produce sufficient players who are good enough to step in for injured internationals.
"When players like those three or Rio Ferdinand are unavailable, England are too weakened to compete at the highest levels."
But Houllier thinks there is a way out.
He said: "England must now provide themselves with a system of forming coaches and players at a level you expect from great nations.
"I can't really understand why the FA gave up on the coaching school at Lilleshall. That's where Michael Owen came from."