The best uncapped Liverpool, Chelsea, and Man Utd stars England must consider for Euro 2024

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The Three Lions have plenty of untapped talent at their disposal heading into the tournament.

As 2024 begins make itself comfortable and settles into the crevices and crannies of our familiarity, it is inevitable that attention will slowly begin to turn towards this summer's European Championship. With Gareth Southgate's squad selection likely to be under intense scrutiny, there are some players who will know, pretty much for certain, that they are set to travel to Germany with the Three Lions.

Then, of course, there are those who will fancy themselves for an outside shot of a place on the fabled plane, and those who will be hoping to force themselves into contention over the course of the next few months. But there are also a select handful of stars, or rather starlets, who fall into a category all of their own.

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These are the names who represent some of the best clubs in the country, but who are still yet to receive any sort of recognition from the senior international side. With that in mind, we've picked out the best and brightest names from Liverpool, Chelsea, and Manchester United who could possibly catch the eye between now and the end of the season.


It is surely only a matter of time before Curtis Jones is recognised at senior international level. The Liverpool midfielder has quietly established himself as one of the breakout stars of this Premier League campaign, and the longer that both he and the Reds continue to thrive, the stronger is case becomes. A veteran of the U21 setup, with 20 caps to his name, the next logical step is a nod from Gareth Southgate.

And while the England boss is casting his eye over Anfield, he might well consider the prospects of Harvey Elliott too. Technically gifted and creatively inclined, with just a dash of alluring versatility to his name, it is easy to see how the 20-year-old could one day be a real asset to the national side. Perhaps a call-up is still some way off, but if he can force his way into the starting XI on Merseyside a little more frequently, calls for international acclaim will surely follow.

Then there is Jarell Quansah. A virtual unknown outside of Melwood prior to this season, the towering centre-back has consistently impressed while slowing forcing his way into the first team picture. You fancy that in the relatively near future England will undergo something of a changing of the guard at the heart of defence, and if Quansah can continue on his current trajectory, there is no reason why he couldn't be a strong contender for a prominent role in the Southgate's future plans.

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It should go without saying that if he had not already received a senior cap, Levi Colwill would absolutely be on this list, but as things stand, we are instead choosing to focus on another Chelsea defender, young Alfie Gilchrist. Despite only having a handful of first team appearances to his name, the starlet has proven himself to be a no-nonsense presence at the back, and continues to generate a fair amount of hype in West London. These are still very early days for the academy graduate, but he could be one to keep an eye on in years to come.

Perhaps a more obviously probable shout for the future England squads is Noni Madueke. Like the aforementioned Jones, the winger is a well-known figure in the U21s setup, and is steadily proving himself to be an important attacking option for Chelsea. If and when the Blues' fortunes improve, he should be both a key component in that transformation, and a difficult name for Southgate to ignore.

Manchester United

And finally, from Manchester United, it's teenage sensation Kobbie Mainoo. Maybe the biggest compliment you can pay the midfielder is that it is remarkably easy to forget that he is not yet 19. Since playing his way into Erik ten Hag's plans, he has shown himself to be mature, composed, and ceaselessly classy in possession. By no means is he the finished article - which is as much a compliment as it is a caveat - but the promise that he consistently exhibits would suggest that the youngster has all the makings of a future, and influential, England international.

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