Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jordan Henderson have both been called up to the England squad for this month’s clashes with the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
The Three Lions begin their qualifiers for the 2020 European Championships with a clash with the Czech Republic at Wembley on March 22, before heading to Montenegro’s Podgorica City Stadium on March 25.
With this being the last international break of the season, the hope will be that no further injuries are sustained on duty.
Gareth Southgate has named Alexander-Arnold among his three right-back options and Henderson in the midfield ranks.
West Ham midfielder Declan Rice is in the squad for the first time, having declared his allegiance to England after previously representing the Republic of Ireland.
And Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton is deservedly included after recovering from injury to produce an excellent run of form this season—a shaky display against Liverpool on Sunday excluded.
Jadon Sancho and Callum Wilson have also been called up, with fresher faces involved in the Three Lions setup in 2019.
England Squad for March Qualifiers
Goalkeepers: Butland, Pickford, Heaton
Defenders: Stones, Keane, Maguire, Rose, Shaw, Alexander-Arnold, Trippier, Walker, Chilwell, Tarkowski
Midfielders: Alli, Dier, Barkley, Delph, Henderson, Rice, Loftus-Cheek
Forwards: Kane, Rashford, Wilson, Sancho, Sterling
Alexander-Arnold and Henderson are not the only Liverpool players on duty this month, with Alisson, Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho, Gini Wijnaldum, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino among those also called up.
Mohamed Salah has been left out of the Egypt squad to play Niger and Nigeria, but the likes of Harry Wilson, Andy Robertson and Ben Woodburn will also represent their countries.