Luke Shaw earns recall to Southgate's England squad

Jamie Vardy has decided to focus on his club career

That is in stark contrast to Walcott, who already has two goals and an assist this campaign and Toffees supporters therefore feel he should be back in Southgate's plans.

West Ham defender Rice is at the centre of an worldwide tug-of-war having been omitted from the latest Ireland squad as he considers switching allegiance to England.

While he accepted that the Championship standard was not as demanding as the top flight, he said the situation meant that players in the second tier could still get call-ups.

Southgate, who guided England to the World Cup semifinals in Russian Federation in July, noted that less than a third of players in the English top flight are eligible for the national team.

The Manchester United defender Phil Jones has missed out through injury after limping away from Monday's defeat by Spurs.

Henderson and Alexander-Arnold were part of the England set-up that reached the semi-finals in Russian Federation.

Southgate included him in the 23-man squad for September's fixtures against Spain and Switzerland, while Stoke goalkeeper Jack Butland was also selected despite playing in the Championship.

Southampton goalkeeper Alex McCarthy - who has been called up twice before but never capped - replaces the injured Nick Pope.

However, Southgate is concerned that some members of his squad - like Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Marcus Rashford - have not had much game time in the opening weeks of the Premier League season.

"I was telling him [after the match], "You can not play better than you did".

"If next week his manager [Gareth Southgate] decides to give him minutes that'd be good for him and the good results of the hard work and many people who work with him at different levels and try to make him a proper football player, a player of consistency".

What do you think of England's latest squad? "If players are as good as any young players around the world, then that opportunity needs to be there". It was great that we were able to have mature conversations about that.

"We wanted some continuity [but] we won't stand still. The door's certainly not closed".

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