Tom Davies would have been hoping he had done enough to warrant a call-up for the upcoming U21 European Championships, but post-season gremlins meant our midfielder was a shock omission from Aidy Boothroyd’s England squad, according to the Liverpool Echo.
They have claimed Davies has suffered a shoulder injury, which is not expected to require surgery but has ruled the 20-year-old out of the upcoming tournament, and could potentially put a dent in his early pre-season plans.
Not requiring surgery, though, should ease any concerns Marco Silva may have, as the boss has regularly spoke about how much he values the academy graduate, whom he handed the captain’s armband on six occasions during his first season with the club.
Davies also made 19 appearances under Silva in all competitions, although the boss did leave the Liverpool-born ace on the bench in four of our final five games. The 12-cap U21 international was also left out of the matchday squad for our trip to Crystal Palace during the final run-in, and only featured for ten minutes in the previous three combined.
He was not the only Blues star to miss out on a place in Boothroyd’s Young Lions squad, though, as Ademola Lookman was also overlooked. There were spots on offer to Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Kieran Dowell and Jonjoe Kenny, however.
The trio will now be looking to stake their claim to a starting spot when the tournament begins against France on June 18, before further Group Stage games against Romania and Croatia.