Liverpool may have lost the English Premier League title but it won the most places on the English World Cup team, which was announced Monday.
Five Liverpool players -- defender Glen Johnson, midfielders Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson and Raheem Sterling, and forward Daniel Sturridge -- will represent the runner-up Reds in Brazil.
Manchester United placed four players on the team, one ahead of Everton and Southampton. Among the Southampton selections was 18-year-old left back Luke Shaw, who will take Ashley Cole's left-back spot on Manager Roy Hodgson's young team.
Manchester City, which won the Premier League title Sunday with a primarily imported group of players, will send goalie Joe Hart and midfielder James Milner to the English team.
Goalkeepers -- Joe Hart (Man City), Ben Foster (West Brom), Fraser Forster (Celtic).
Defenders -- Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Phil Jagielka (Everton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Leighton Baines (Everton), Luke Shaw (Southampton).
Midfielders -- Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), James Milner (Man City), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Ross Barkley (Everton), Adam Lallana (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal).
Forwards -- Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Man Utd), Rickie Lambert (Southampton).Copyright © 2015, Los Angeles Times