Dele Alli should be fit for Tottenham’s Premier League game with Liverpool on Saturday despite withdrawing from the England squad for Tuesday’s friendly against Switzerland.
Alli suffered a muscle strain during the 2-1 defeat by Spain, but England manager Gareth Southgate thinks the midfielder will be fit to feature for his club at Wembley.
“Alli has just had a minor strain and should be fine for his club at the weekend I would think, but Tuesday’s game will come too quickly,” Southgate said in his pre-match press conference.
He managed to get through 90 minutes against Spain but his absence will lead to an additional change for Tuesday’s Kick It Out international at the King Power Stadium.
Asked about Alli’s contribution on the pitch, Southgate added: “I thought his performance was good, in terms of his retention of the ball I thought he was improved in that area, his work without the ball has been good over the last six months with us.
“He makes critical forward runs, like everybody else we learned a lot from the game.”
Southgate had already brought Leicester pair Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray into his squad for the match on their home ground.