Five British players up for PFA Players' Young Player of the Year award

Liverpool's Raheem Sterling celebrates after scoring his team's fifth goal against Norwich during their Premier League match on December 4, 2013
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Five of the six PFA Players' Young Player of the Year nominees have been capped by England or Wales.

This year's PFA Players' Young Player of the Year award nominees have been dominated by British players, with five of the six up for the award capped by England or Wales.

Three of the six players also ply their trade for Merseyside clubs, with Ross Barkley of Everton joined by Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge from neighbours Liverpool.

"The quality of the Young Player nominations is a cause for real celebration," PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor told BT Sport.

"There are some extremely talented players coming through at the highest level of our domestic game and four of the six nominees already play for England, with Aaron Ramsey a stalwart of the Welsh national side."

Nominations in full:

Ross Barkley - Everton
Eden Hazard - Chelsea
Aaron Ramsey - Arsenal
Luke Shaw - Southampton
Raheem Sterling - Liverpool
Daniel Sturridge - Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool is congratulated by teammate Luis Suarez after scoring his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 28, 2014
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