- England have been training this week ahead of their upcoming friendlies
- Gareth Southgate called Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold over to get involved
- The Liverpool defender has been named in the Under 21 side, not the seniors
- England will go up against Holland before hosting Italy at Wembley
England manager Gareth Southgate called over Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold from the Under 21s to get involved with senior training this week.
Southgate’s senior side have been training at their St Georges Park facilities, with the Under 21 squad working closely nearby.
Trent Alexander-Arnold was invited over to take part in senior training by Gareth Southgate
The Liverpool full-back was with the Under 21s before Southgate shouted him over
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gets his eye on the target during shooting practice at St Georges
Southgate spent time giving his squad some one-to-one coaching ahead of the fixtures
The Three Lions boss was seen speaking with Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain
Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck has been called back into the national set-up for the matches
As practice got under way on Tuesday Southgate invited over the 19-year-old Liverpool full-back to get involved.
Alexander-Arnold has not been called up to the senior side ahead of the matches, but Southgate was keen to add him to the mix.
The Liverpool-born defender, who was named in the latest U21s squad, has made 13 Premier League appearances for the Reds this season.
Southgate kept a watchful eye over the session and was seen giving some of his stars some one-to-one attention.
Southgate will oversee friendlies against Holland and Italy in the coming weeks
John Stones is likely to feature in a new back line for Southgate, as the manager experiments
Welbeck was seen joking around with his former Manchester United team-mate Jesse Lingard
Joe Hart has been given a place in the squad, despite struggling to get first team football
Lingard took time out at the end of the session to take pictures with waiting supporters
The former Three Lions defender pulled Raheem Sterling to one side to speak about the upcoming fixtures, and his desired style of play.
England will face Holland at Ajax’s Amsterdam Arena on Friday, as they bid to get some vital match action ahead of the Russia World Cup.
The Oranje failed to qualify for the prestigious tournament, though have called up several big name players for the fixture.
Southgate’s side will have a short period of rest following the game before coming up against Italy on Tuesday, March 27.
Wembley will play host to the fixture as England run out in preparation for their Group G encounters in summer.
England will be joined by Tunisia, Panama and Belgium in the group stage of the tournament.
Author: Nancy Parker
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