In an age when athleticism and quick-thinking is the benchmark for any international, Ljungberg has the ticks in all the right boxes.
He is, in some respects, Sweden's answer to Paul Scholes, but if anything Ljungberg is even more energetic and bustling.
Ljungberg is the epitome of the modern attacking midfielder - industrious, creative, progressive and undoubtedly world class.
He has been the man who has ridden to Arsenal's rescue in recent weeks when their path to the title threatened to become rocky.
Ljungberg struck twice against Ipswich Town at Highbury after 68 minutes of frustration - and broke the deadlock against West Ham United in the crucial 2-0 win.
Throw in Ljungberg's crucial opener in the north London derby against Spurs at Highbury, and the extent of his influence is underlined.
Eriksson's tactical expertise will be keenly exercised on how to deal with his fellow Swede Ljungberg's elusive threat.
England's strength is midfield, but Ljungberg occupies the dangerous area between midfield and defence, a part of Eriksson's team that is yet to convince.