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Liverpool No2 Clarke keen for Shelvey to declare for Scotland

Liverpool No2 Steve Clarke would like to see midfielder Jonjo Shelvey declare for Scotland.

Shelvey currently represents England at U21 and U19 level but could choose to swap allegiances thanks to his Scottish grandfather.

"From a Scottish point of view, we're a smaller country and we need to get as much talent as we can," Clarke told

"If Craig has identified Jonjo as a potential target then I think that's good for Scotland and it might be good for Jonjo, but obviously it's up to Jonjo to decide.

"He certainly hasn't got much of a Scottish accent!

"He comes back here on a regular basis so next time he's down I might have a quiet word in his ear, but it's for him to make that decision.

"He's already represented England at U21 level and maybe he feels more comfortable in a white shirt rather than dark blue."

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