Oh my, just look at that England team…

Date published: Wednesday 22nd March 2017 10:30

England will face Germany on Wednesday night in a 3-4-3 formation that features West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore alongside Eric Dier in midfield.

The Times’ Paul Joyce has revealed an England side that also features a first cap for Michael Keane, alongside Chris Smalling and captain Gary Cahill.

Adam Lallana will play as part of a front three rather than in the central midfield role in which he has excelled this season, and Dele Alli will drift left in the absence of Raheem Sterling.

Despite reports that Marcus Rashford will lead the line, Joyce reports that Jamie Vardy will instead be England’s No. 9, playing in a formation with which he is unfamiliar. Of the starting XI, only Cahill and the Tottenham trio have extensive experience with that formation.

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