Crouch one of four Reds in England squad.

Reds striker Peter Crouch has been called up into the England squad by  Sven Goran Ericsson for the forthcoming qualifiers for the World Cup this summer.

Also included are Liverpool keeper Chris Kirkland – currently on a season-long loan at West Brom, defender Jamie Carragher and captain Steven Gerrard.

After some recent poor results, England are hoping for an improvement in their fortunes if they are to make it to the finals in Germany.