Tottenham Hotspur injury blow: Dele Alli withdraws from England squad ahead of Liverpool clash

Dele Alli

Dele Alli has withdrawn from the England squad after suffering a “minor muscle strain”, the FA have confirmed.

The 22-year-old picked up the injury during the Three Lions’ 2-1 defeat to Spain on Saturday.

No timescale on the injury has been provided ahead of Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Liverpool this weekend.

England’s Dele Alli injured vs Spain

VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – JUNE 18: Harry Kane of England celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal with team mates during the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia group G match between Tunisia and England at Volgograd Arena on June 18, 2018 in Volgograd, Russia. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Goals from Rodrigo and Saul Niguez claimed the 2010 World Cup winners three points in the UEFA Nations League clash at Wembley Stadium.

England have now been dealt another blow with Dele Alli suffering a “minor muscle strain” on Saturday evening.

The FA have confirmed that Spurs’ midfielder will not feature against Switerzland on Tuesday after withdrawing from the squad.

Leicester City duo Ben Chilwell and Demarai Gray have been named as late additions to Gareth Southgate’s squad.

Meanwhile, along with Alli, Luke Shaw has also withdrawn from the squad due to injury.

Dele Alli’s fitness race: Tottenham vs Liverpool

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on January 4, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

The Tottenham Hotspur star now faces a race to be ready to play Liverpool this Saturday.

Spurs host the Reds at Wembley looking to end Jurgen Klopp’s side’s perfect start to Premier League.

Liverpool have claimed 12 points from 12 and have conceded just once so far this season.

The following Tuesday, Tottenham take on Inter Milan at the San Siro to kick-off their Champions League campaign.

The FA have not offered any details on a recovery timescale of Alli’s injury.

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