England manager Roy Hodgson could anger the likes of Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, and Manchester United by choosing to rest Liverpool players during the international break, Express reports.
Hodgson will be naming his Three-Lions squad on Thursday for matches against Lithuania in a Euro 2016 qualifier and a friendly versus Italy not long after that.
However, the former West Bromwich Albion boss has been tipped to rest or release several Liverpool stars from their international duties, with players such as Raheem Sterling carrying a slight knock ahead of the double showdown.
Reds striker Daniel Sturridge has just returned from a long-term injury at the beginning of February, and could also be kept out of international duty to the dismay of their Premier League rivals.
The race for the top-four is extremely tight this season, as Arsenal are third with 57 points, followed by United with 56 in fourth, Liverpool two points behind in fifth, while Southampton and Tottenham are tied on 50 points in sixth and seventh respectively.
Meanwhile, Spurs striker Harry Kane, who’s scored 16 league goals this season, is set to be given his England call-up.