Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish have withdrawn from England’s squad for their September matches against Ukraine and Scotland due to injury.
Grealish sat out City’s 5-1 victory over Fulham on Saturday because of a thigh problem and will now miss England’s Euro 2024 qualifier against Ukraine on September 9 and friendly against Scotland on September 12.
Alexander-Arnold was replaced in the 71st minute of Liverpool’s 3-0 victory against Aston Villa on Sunday following a hamstring injury. After receiving treatment on the field, he walked straight down the tunnel.
Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed after the game that the 24-year-old would have a scan to assess the extent of the injury.
Alexander Arnold’s injury adds to the list of defensive absentees for Gareth Southgate’s side, with John Stones, Luke Shaw and Tyrone Mings also sidelined.
Fellow Liverpool defender Ibrahima Konate, meanwhile, has also been forced to withdraw from France’s squad due to a hamstring injury.
Konate, 24, had been picked by Didier Deschamps for France’s upcoming international fixtures against Republic of Ireland and Germany, but he has missed Liverpool’s last two games and subsequently hasn’t recovered in time to represent his country.
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