England call-up for Leicester City starlet Liam Moore
Leicester City defender Liam Moore has been called up to the England Under-21 squad for their game against Northern Ireland.
The youngster's impressive start to the Championship season for City has seen him catch the eye of England Under-21 boss Stuart Pearce, who has selected him as part of his 21-man squad for the friendly at Blackpool's Bloomfield Road ground on Tuesday.
Moore, a product of the City academy, has featured in 11 of his side's Championship fixtures this term.
His performances while partnering captain Wes Morgan at the heart of the City defence led to speculation that a number of Premier League clubs were interested in him.
The 19-year-old is one of five new faces included in the England squad, alongside Bolton's on-loan Arsenal striker Benik Afobe, Derby midfielder Will Hughes, Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Chelsea defender Nat Chalobah, who is on loan at Watford.
However, it will not be Moore's first taste of international football. The defender has made three appearances the England Under-17s, making his debut in 2009 at the age of 16.
But while Moore has been included, there is no call-up for City winger Ben Marshall or striker Martyn Waghorn.
Waghorn, who has scored twice for the side in four appearances, and Marshall have both played a part in the England starlets' qualifying campaign for next year's European Under-21 Championship in Israel.