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England boss says he’s concerned with Dominic Solanke’s lack of progress at Liverpool

Dominic Solanke’s lack of progression at Liverpool is a cause of concern for England U21s manager Aidy Boothroyd.

Solanke joined Liverpool from Chelsea in the summer of 2017 after helping England’s U20s win the FIFA U20 World Cup in South Korea.

And following a positive start to life at Anfield, the young striker was called up to England’s senior squad for the first time last November and made his debut in a friendly against Brazil.

However subsequent to his Three Lions bout, Solanke made just five Premier League starts, scoring one goal for Jurgen Klopp’s side. This season, he has not been named in any of the German’s matchday squads for the opening four games.

And Bootroyd has now said he’s worried the 20-year-old is not getting the game time he needs at Anfield to help him progress as he should.

“I’m really pleased with Dom but I’m also a little bit worried about him because he is not getting the minutes and not getting the games,” Boothroyd is quoted as saying in the Telegraph.

“I am happy on the pitch picking the best players, but for the good of England and for the good of British football it would be nicer if we had more players playing, certainly better for us and for them.

“Our players have proved they can do it at international level but not as many of them as there should be are getting the opportunity to do that in the Premier League.”