Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes wants England to play a similar system and style to that his former rivals Liverpool used last season at the World Cup this summer.

The Reds took the Premier League title battle to the final day of 2013/14, with their swashbuckling attacking style winning fans up and down the country.

Eventually Brendan Rodgers’ men fell short, but they managed to score over 100 goals and book a spot in next season’s Champions League.

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As a result of their exploits Steven Gerrard, Glen Johnson, Raheem Sterling, Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge all secured spots in England’s 23-man World Cup squad.

And Scholes believes that the five should play in Brazil and that Roy Hodgson must set up his team to get the best from them:

“It would be refreshing for England to adopt Liverpool’s attacking mentality in Brazil. Really go for it.” He wrote in his blog for Paddy Power.

“That means certainly four, and possibly five, Liverpool players in the England starting XI against Italy on June 14.

“South Africa in 2010 was so negative with boring draws. Nothing seemed to happen. England fans, and myself as an England fan, would rather see 3-3 games than dull, nil-all draws. I’d love to see Roy be brave enough to play like Liverpool.”

“Last season, I didn’t take notice of Liverpool until six or seven games to go of the Premier League. Only then I thought they genuinely had a chance of winning the title. Ultimately they fell short but the thing I admired most was the swagger of their play and how they terrorised opponents, which reminded me of United at their best.”

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