Liverpool and Tottenham stars will make themselves available for England’s Nations League semi-final

Liverpool and Tottenham players will make it clear to England manager Gareth Southgate they want to be considered for the UEFA Nations League semi-final against Holland.

Internationals at both clubs will feature in the Champions League final in Madrid on June 1, five days before the game against the Dutch.

The earliest they could train with England is June 3, posing difficulties for Southgate as he prepares his team in Portugal.

Up to 10 players could be involved in the Madrid final and Southgate may have to name an understrength team in Guimaraes against Ronald Koeman’s men. 

Those who play in the final will make themselves available despite a tight turnaround. 

Southgate has encouraged a battle for places and youngsters Jadon Sancho and Callum Hudson-Odoi have proved their class.

So players know places will be in jeopardy if they make themselves unavailable.

Chelsea’s Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Ross Barkley will also report late due to the Europa League final against Arsenal on May 29.

Southgate names his squad, including those involved in the European finals, on Thursday.

He will make a final decision nearer the time.


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