Gareth Southgate expects swift return to club action for Dele Alli

Annette Crawford
September 11, 2018

Liverpool have been given a welcome boost ahead of their trip to Wembley to face Tottenham this weekend with the news that Gareth Southgate is set to rest Jordan Henderson for England's friendly clash with Switzerland this evening.

And in England's 2-1 defeat to Spain in the Uefa Nations League on Saturday, Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw had to be taken off midway through the second half due to a head injury.

Kane played 573 minutes at the World Cup this summer, picking up six goals and the Golden Boot along the way, and has started 61 matches in all competitions since the beginning of last season.

"Harry falls in that category in which we have several players where we have to watch how much they play", he said.

Eric Dier will captain a side that is likely to include goalkeeper Jack Butland, defenders James Tarkowski, Kyle Walker and Danny Rose, midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Fabian Delph, plus striker Danny Welbeck.

Kane is among the top strikers in the world, Rashford has plenty of potential but features mainly as a substitute for Manchester United, while Welbeck has a strong worldwide record but plays a bit-part at Arsenal.

"But this is one of those occasions where what we want to look at with our squad ties in with doing the right thing with the players for our long-term benefit".

"I thought Dele's performance was good against Spain".

Shaw's injury has opened the opportunity for uncapped left-back Chilwell, who moves up from the England Under-21 squad with Leicester teammate Gray.

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