Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom has been appointed captain of England U21s by new coach Gareth Southgate.

The 20-year-old wore the armband when the Three Lions thrashed Scotland 6-0 in an international friendly last month.

At a press conference on Tuesday, Southgate revealed that Wisdom will skipper the U21s throughout their European U21 Championship qualifying campaign.

"It's a great honour to captain England at any level, so I'm delighted to have retained the captaincy," Wisdom commented.

Wisdom and co kick off their journey at home to Moldova on Thursday and then travel to Finland four days later.

On-loan full-back Jack Robinson, currently at Blackpool, was also included in Southgate's squad for the upcoming double-header.

Wisdom has made 21 senior appearances for the Reds and struck one goal.