The England line-up for tonight’s friendly with Germany has been leaked and there are a few shock inclusions in a 3-4-3 formation.
The Telegraph claimed that Gareth Southgate “had kept his team for the friendly a closely-guarded secret, refusing to even tell his players the line-up on Tuesday night so it did not leak”.
That failed as Paul Joyce of The Times revealed an England side that features a first cap for Michael Keane, alongside Chris Smalling and captain Gary Cahill.
West Brom battler Jake Livermore will start against Joachim Low’s men for this first time since his debut in a friendly against Italy in August 2012. He will be partnered by Eric Dier in the middle with Ryan Betrand and Kyle Walker offering the width.
It’s a formation that will be new to all of Cahill, Dier, Walker and Alli.