Shearer shocked by Shelvey, Lascelles England snub

On Thursday, England manager Gareth Southgate announced the squad for the upcoming international friendly with the Netherlands.

The game may not be a competitive fixture, but selections at this stage could give fans an indication as to who could be on the plane to Russia for the World Cup this summer.

The majority of Newcastle United fans have been left stunned by Southgate’s decision not to include Jamaal Lascelles.

The defender has been a major strength in Rafael Benitez’s team this season having shown his leadership qualities as captain consistently.

Jonjo Shelvey also missed out despite some decent performances in the middle of the park, but the ex-Liverpool player has had disciplinary problems this season.

It appears that West Bromwich Albion midfielder Jake Livermore was preferred ahead of Shelvey for the spot in the squad.

Alan Shearer, who is a legend for both Newcastle and England, has given his thoughts on the situation, and he is not best pleased.