'To say I'm gutted is an understatement of the highest order' - Rio Ferdinand and more react to England's Euro 2012 squad

'King' Kenny Dalglish has also sacked as manager of Liverpool in a huge day of breaking news, so we have rummaged through Twitter for the best responses on both stories

There have been few days this year that will stir as much debate as todays breaking news. Around 18 months ago Roy Hodgson was relieved of his duties as manager of Liverpool.

Fast forward to Wednesday and the 64-year-old has just named the England squad he will be taking to Euro 2012, while, his successor at Liverpool, Kenny Dalglish has been sacked by the club.

‘King Kenny’ was dethroned after paying the price for a disappointing league season where they finished in eighth place.

But it isn't all smugness for Hodgson as he has his own problems to worry about.

The 23-man squad was not to everyone's approval so join us as Goal.com round up all the best reaction on Twitter...


"Absolutely loved playing for england....to say I'm gutted is an understatement of the highest order..."

Rio Ferdinand is blunt and straight to the point about his emotions following his axe from the England squad.

"Buzzin I've been selected to represent my country thanks for all the support can't wait to get out on that pitch & contribute #goals#goals"

Jermain Defoe ‏ was not guaranteed to make Hodgson’s squad, though was obviously delighted to know that he had made the cut.


"Aaron Lennon, Daniel Sturridge & Micah Richard's all not included in the squad... #whatsgoingon?"

Nathan Redmond, the highly-rated Birmingham winger did not agree with the squad, naming a trio of unlucky stars to miss out.


"Ah well.....there's always the Olympic squad, I'll keep soldiering on.. #3lionsonourshirt"

Robbie Fowler, who clocks in at a mighty 37 years of age, is a player with tournament experience and is refusing to give up hope of a final swansong after a spell in Australia.


"About time Steven Gerrard was made captain. Delighted for liverpool lads in squad"

Charlie Adam ‏offered his congratulations to Steven Gerrard who was confirmed as England skipper for the Euros.


"Seriously how can Rio Ferdinand Micah Richards and Peter crouch not be in the euro absolute joke !!!!"

Jay Bothroyd, who has a solitary cap, and aired his discontent at the squad selection.

"Gutted for @holty30 not getting a call up though! If the squad was picked on form this season he would be in! #ENGLAND"

"So another one bites the dust King Kenny has got the bullet! Massive job for somebody! Who does everybody think will get the Job at Anfield?"

Anthony Pilkington ‏ enjoyed a fine debut season in the Premier League for Norwich City and he missed out, along with team-mate Grant Holt, before reacting to the news that coming out of Anfield.

"Delighted to be named in the squad the icing on the cake after the weekends triumph. Thanx for all the tweets of congratulations"

Manchester City defender Joleon Lescott ‏will enjoy few weeks better than this past one as he reflects on an incredible four days.


"@rioferdy5 lennon carrick and @holty30 should all be in for me!!!! #letsgiveroyachancethough"

It is impossible to please everyone and while former England man Dean Ashton ‏doesn’t agree with Hodgson’s selections, he has urged people to get behind the new boss.


"Congrats @Johnrudddy on the call up, really happy for u mate, also to Jack Butland, this kid will be a special goalkeeper. #crazygood"

Ben Foster will know Birmingham youngster Jack Butland well and was quick to praise his shock inclusion on the provisional list.


"Devastated for Dad but incredibly proud of the job he's done. Thanks for all the lovely messages already. Have a good summer x"

The daughter of Kenny Dalglish, Kelly Cates was one of the first to react to her father’s sacking, by paying tribute to his achievements.


"Sorry to hear @kennethdalglish has lost his job at Liverpool . 1 of the best manager s I've worked under."

Shay Given worked under Kenny at Newcastle United and was full of praise for the outgoing Anfield legend.


"King kenny sacked. Wow that's a great job for someone."

Grant Holt might have missed out on the Euros, but that didn’t deter him from logging on to react to today’s other big football news.


"Just had afternoon nap & dreamt that Liverpool sacked King Kenny & Rio will not never play in a #Euros..oh no im now actually awake.#madness"

Former England women’s captain Faye White certainly doesn’t agree with today’s big talking points.