Liverpool Right Back Trent Alexander-Arnold has Retreated from the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against the Czech Republic and Montenegro because of a back injury.

No player was called up to restore the 20-year-old, leaving manager Gareth Southgate having a 22-man squad.

England said Alexander-Arnold came with a spine injury and”despite progress” it was unlikely he would have the ability to play in either fixture.

He has now returned to Liverpool.

England sponsor the Czechs in Wembley Stadium on Friday to start their qualification campaign before confronting Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday.

Defenders: Ben Chilwell (Leicester City), Michael Keane (Everton), Harry Maguire (Leicester City), Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), James Tarkowski (Burnley), Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur), Kyle Walker (Manchester City)

Midfielders: Ross Barkley (Chelsea), Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Declan Rice (West Ham), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton)

Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Callum Wilson (Bournemouth)


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