Rashford, Livermore, Keane get England call-ups

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Gareth Southgate has made plenty of changes to England’s national team roster for this month’s matches against Germany and Lithuania.

The Germany match is a friendly on Wednesday in Dortmund, while Lithuania is the opponent for a UEFA World Cup qualifier at Wembley on March 26.

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Six Manchester United and four Southampton players lead the way. Three Spurs follow their Premier League counterparts.

Torino’s Joe Hart is called into the team along with Burnley’s Michael Keane, West Brom’s Jake Livermore, and Southampton’s Nathan Redmond and James Ward-Prowse.

Jermain Defoe gets his first call-up since leaving England for Major League Soccer, while Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford is in the squad with Wayne Rooney and Harry Kane absent with injuries.

Full England roster

Goalkeepers: Joe Hart (Torino), Tom Heaton (Burnley), Fraser Forster (Southampton)

Defenders: Ryan Bertrand (Southampton), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool), Phil Jones (Manchester United), Michael Keane (Burnley), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Chris Smalling (Manchester United), John Stones (Manchester United), Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur)

Midfielders: Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur), Michail Antonio (West Ham United), Ross Barkley (Everton), Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Adam Lallana (Liverpool), Jesse Lingard (Manchester United), Jake Livermore (West Bromwich Albion), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Nathan Redmond (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), James Ward-Prowse (Southampton).

Forwards: Jermain Defoe (Sunderland), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)