Southgate is permitted to make changes to his 26-man England squad up until 6pm on Monday evening, but will be hoping that the Leicester star is fit to play, having been one of the most in-form players in the Three Lions contingent this campaign.
Rodgers previously admitted that Maddison missed the initial call that confirmed that he would be in the England squad. “He was delighted,” Rodgers said on Thursday. “He had a missed call from Gareth just before we were ready to go out training and I told him to pop into my office and take the call privately. He obviously spoke to Gareth and he came out full of the joy of the world.”
“It is wonderful news for James and his family and everyone here at Leicester. I am also delighted for Gareth as well from a coaching perspective to have that talent available in what is such a great tournament. His level of consistency and the work ethic and the talent and what he has proven over the last few years has swung that decision. He is a fantastic player and one of the best players in the Premier League. I am really delighted for him and also his team-mates because without them he wouldn’t have been able to play at the level he has.”