England's Joe Gomez during the UEFA Nations League, League A Group Four match at Wembley Stadium, London (Adam Davy/PA Wire/PA Images)

Liverpool trio called up to England squad for Nations League matches in October

Three Liverpool players have been called up by Gareth Southgate to the England squad for games against Spain and Croatia this month.

The Reds have started the season in good form, by and large, so it’s no surprise to see several key names called up for international duty.

More will follow the England contingent, with the international break starting after this weekend’s match at home to Man City.

England face a Nations League double-header, with a trip to Croatia on October 12 followed by a visit to Spain on October 15.

Joe Gomez has solidified his place in Jurgen Klopp‘s team this season with a string of brilliant performances at centre-back, and has been rewarded with another international call-up as a result.

Gomez keeps going from strength to strength and it’s starting to look as though he’s a lock-in for both club and country in his favoured role.

Fellow defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is also in the squad, again set to battle it out with Kieran Trippier for the right-wing back role.

England's Trent Alexander-Arnold during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at Kaliningrad Stadium - Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/PA Images

And the Reds’ own club captain Jordan Henderson remains a key figure for the national team in midfield.

One name missing who was in the last England squad is Adam Lallana, with the midfielder continuing to suffer injury problems.

Indeed, he pulled out of the last international squad with another fitness worry and has not been seen in a Reds shirt since.

Despite a return to goalscoring form this season, Daniel Sturridge is overlooked, likely due to playing a role from the bench for the Reds thus far.

Manager Gareth Southgate, who signed a contract extension with England today, has called up three uncapped players to the squad: Mason Mount, Jadon Sancho and James Maddison.

England squad

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland, Marcus Bettinelli, Alex McCarthy

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, Luke Shaw, John Stones, James Tarkowski, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Ross Barkley, Nathaniel Chalobah, Eric Dier, James Maddison, Mason Mount, Harry Winks

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Raheem Sterling, Danny Welbeck

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