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Liverpool places five players on English World Cup team

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Liverpool's Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge make the cut

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.

The 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).

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