The 30-year-old has withdrawn from the Three Lions squad to face Spain and Switzerland
Adam Lallana has returned to Liverpool after suffering a groin injury in England’s first training session of the international break.
The 30-year-old has withdrawn from the Three Lions squad to face Spain and Switzerland due to a groin strain, and has been sent back to his club for treatment.
It’s the latest setback for Lallana, whose recent Reds career has been plagued by constant fitness issues.
The midfielder was hoping to add to his 34 England caps in the upcoming UEFA Nations League clash with Spain and friendly against Switzerland, having been recalled by manager Gareth Southgate after a hamstring problem cost him a place in the World Cup squad.
The former Southampton man started Tuesday’s session at St George’s Park with the rest of the 22-man squad, but left early after picking up the injury.
His withdrawal was later confirmed by the Football Association.
Southgate’s squad is already down to 22 men after Raheem Sterling withdrew on Monday evening with a back problem.
The remaining players trained together for the first time since the World Cup on Tuesday morning, when Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke was brought up from the Under-21s to bolster numbers.
Those involved in Premier League action on Sunday left the session early, including rejuvenated Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw.
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