Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been ruled out with a hamstring injury.
The FA has not yet commented on the incident during Wednesday morning’s session, but Gomez is understood to be receiving treatment, while the extent of the injury is being assessed. England manager Gareth Southgate will address the media on Wednesday evening.
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford has not gone to St George’s Park with the rest of the England squad. The assessment comes after a 3-1 win over Everton last Saturday following a shoulder injury.
United say Rashford will join the squad on Thursday, the same day as England’s international friendly against the Republic of Ireland. However, he will be available for the Nations League matches against Iceland and Belgium.
Gomez ‘s long absence will be a major setback for Liverpool without fellow center-back Virgil van Dijk for the rest of the season following a serious knee injury against Everton last month.
Jurgen Klopp was also without center-back central midfielder Fabinho, who has been sidelined since Van Dijk ‘s injury, but is expected to return to action after the international break.
England will play a friendly against the Republic of Ireland on Thursday before Belgium and Iceland meet in the League of Nations.
Gomez has started all but Liverpool’s Premier League matches this season, trying to retain Klopp’s Premier League title.
Despite the injury-plagued struggles, Liverpool moved into the international break on November 21, past leaders Leicester in the next game.
Robertson: Liverpool provide the best conditions
Andy Robertson believes Liverpool’s point at Manchester City on Sunday has earned them the best place in the season’s hectic schedule.
Although the Premier League champions lost first place over the weekend, they were happy to be out of the Etihad Stadium with a 1-1 draw, and Robertson thinks it would be better to stay in third place under the circumstances.
“We are always more hungry, but we should be happy,” he said liverpoolfc.com.
With Covid-19 we had a few injuries and lost two players, everyone expected the wheels to fall.
“But we were able to get the ship a little more stable and achieve better results. We can continue for a long time, build our confidence in the long run and build performances.
Saka: Kane helped me settle into the England team
Arsenal wing back Buccaneer Zaka is grateful to England captain Harry Kane for helping him settle into the national team. Manager Gareth Southgate hopes to regain his confidence.
Saka, who made his England senior debut against Wales last month, has been called up to the Southgate squad for a second time ahead of matches against the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and Iceland.
The 19-year-old has made great strides since joining Arsenal ‘s first team in November 2018, revealing that Tottenham striker and England captain Kane helped him settle down while joining his international squad.
“All the boys were very nice to me from the first moment I came,” Saka told his first England news conference.
“Harry Kane put his arm around me and he talked to me and asked how I was. To do that, it helped me to fix it quickly and help me to include myself for everyone.
“It helps me not only from the pitch, but also on the pitch, because I feel like I can be myself, express myself and play with the confidence I play in my club.”
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