Germany boss Joachim Low confirmed that Emre Can will not play in the team's friendly against Spain on Friday.
Can, 24, left Germany training early on Wednesday with a back problem, but a press officer called it merely a precautionary measure. He was also substituted in Liverpool's 5-0 win against Watford last weekend.
Low told reporters: "Emre Can will not be in the squad tomorrow because of the back problem he brought with him from Liverpool.
"He tried to train yesterday but broke it off because...