"It's good when you have a chance to invite these young players to be a part of the squad," Hodgson told reporters.
"Their early performances for Southampton and Liverpool have been impressive. I have known about Adam for some time now... Raheem in the last two years has come on leaps and bounds."
When questioned whether there is a fear that there is a virus in the camp, he added: "We hope not. We have kept Daniel Sturridge away from the other players."
"They are both good players, whichever player I choose, I will be happy that the team is well covered."
England began their World Cup qualification campaign with a 5-0 win over Moldova on Friday.