Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is delighted Jonjo Shelvey has earned an England call.

Gerrard has watched the youngster develop around the edges of the squad and this season Shelvey has been in decent form with three goals in his last two Europa League matches.

"I'm really pleased for Jonjo," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

"He has been improving all the time since he arrived at Liverpool and has grown into a good footballer with good vision who can create and score goals.

"He also listens which means he will only get better with more games and experience."