Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana out of England squad with groin injury

LONDON. KAZINFORM - Liverpool's midfielder Adam Lallana is understood to have pulled out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy. The squad are due to meet at St George's Park at Monday lunchtime.

The midfielder's groin injury flared up in the 2-1 defeat by Manchester United on Sunday and he will therefore miss the Euro 2016 qualifier against Lithuania on Friday and England's friendly in Italy four days later.

Lallana came off at half-time during the loss to Louis van Gaal's side. The player is understood to believe the injury is not too serious, according to the Guardian.

The rest of the now 23-man England party will be assessed in Burton to see whether there will be any more withdrawals.

England will be hoping to make it five qualifying wins from five on Friday night before they head to Turin for a friendly against the nation that beat them in their World Cup opener last summer.

It is understood Friday's match against Lithuania at Wembley is a 90,000 sell-out.

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