Jonjo Shelvey can be an England regular for years to come if he continues his impressive development, according to Liverpool legend Alan Kennedy.
Earlier this week, the 20-year-old was drafted into the Three Lions squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers with San Marino and Poland.
Kennedy believes Shelvey was fully deserving of the call following a sparkling start to 2012-13 - and reckons the midfielder has a big future ahead of him, both for Liverpool and England.
"Jonjo is still young and still has a lot to learn but he's developing into a very good player," he said. "He has done well when he has played for Liverpool this season and I like what he brings to the team.
"His work rate is good and he makes things happen. He has that ability to pick a pass in the final third and he's got an eye for goal.
"I'm not sure whether his best position is in central midfield or playing just behind a striker but wherever he plays he makes an impact.
"He has complemented Steven Gerrard and Joe Allen very well when he's played there alongside them.
"He really benefited from that loan spell at Blackpool last season and has kicked on from there. He doesn't seem to be fazed by anything.
"I'm delighted he got the England call and I hope he enjoys the experience. It's a great opportunity for him to impress Roy Hodgson and I hope he gets on against San Marino.
"Jonjo's target is to establish himself in the Liverpool side and he's capable of doing that. If he can achieve that the caps for England will keep on coming."