Three Reds set for Nations League finals with England

       Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

Expand Gareth Southgate and his staff will begin their preparations for the Nations League on Monday

Jordan Henderson, Joe Gomez and Trent Alexander-Arnold have all been called up for Gareth Southgate's 27-man squad ahead of the UEFA Nations League finals next month.

Southgate plans to leave the England camp to attend the contest between Liverpool and Tottenham that could involve nine of the players he named in an extended 27-man squad on Thursday, giving him the opportunity to make a personal assessment of the players he then hopes can end that 53-year wait for a second global senior trophy.

Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful, Kane, who is recovering from angle ligament damage, will be fit to play some part against Liverpool in the Champions League Final on June 1 - just five days before England's semi-final in Portugal.

He also picked Tottenham pair Harry Kane, who has been sidelined since April 9 with an ankle injury, and Harry Winks, who hasn't played since February after groin surgery.

Forwards Harry Kane, Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford, Nathan Redmond, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Callum Wilson.

Thank you for your feedback. "Since the change of manager, I've liked the way the team has played".

"But we have got to prepare with the rest as though we have none of them available and go from there and then make decisions as the guys start to arrive".

"I think he's been playing well and he's been having a good season so maybe he is still harbouring hopes he is going to be picked for them", McCarthy said at the time.

'We know the individual players really well, so we can sense when they are feeling in the right place and when they are not. His goal-scoring record is phenomenally high and he's captain of the team. "We're keeping that door open and will see how that progresses".

England finished fourth at last summer's World Cup in Russian Federation and are now ranked fourth in the world by FIFA after the official list was most recently updated last month.

That group will be reduced to a 23-man party by Uefa's deadline on 27 May - before both the Europa League and Champions League finals - although minor tweaks can be made until the eve of the game against the Netherlands if players subsequently succumb to injury. The Southampton forward returns for the first time since he earned his first cap, against Germany, back in March 2017.

There are no other surprises for players included in the squad, but Manchester United's left-back Luke Shaw has been left out, with Southgare saying the good form of Rose and Chilwell meant: 'We are blessed with so much talent in that department'.

The former England defender's revolution came as he introduced a new and exciting style of football to the senior side that he had used while in charge of the Under-21s, as well as bringing talented, young players into the set-up, creating competition in his squad.

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