Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold named in Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad
- Trent Alexander-Arnold has been given a place in England’s World Cup squad
- Sportsmail revealed that Alexander-Arnold was in the 35-man provisional squad
- Liverpool youngster have performed brilliantly for Reds so far this season
Gareth Southgate has rewarded Trent Alexander-Arnold for his superb season with a place on the plane to Russia.
Sportsmail revealed last week that the youngster was included in Southgate’s provisional 35-man squad and the defender has made the final cut.
Alexander-Arnold has played a key role in Liverpool’s memorable run to the Champions League Final.
Alexander-Arnold has been named in England’s squad for this summer’s World Cup in Russia
And the 19-year-old’s displays in Europe have not got unnoticed by Southgate.
Speaking this week, the England boss waxed lyrical about the burgeoning talent.
‘It’ very exciting, he’s shown in some really big games that he has more than coped, he’s excelled. That’s great credit to him,’ the England boss told beIN Sport.
‘He is experiencing big games, and winning big games. That is an important thing for young players, those experiences stay in your memory bank.’
The 19-year-old has impressed Gareth Southgate with his performances in big matches
The news may leave Gary Cahill and Kieran Trippier sweating on their places in the squad for Russia.
Trippier is understood to be fit after picking up a thigh injury last week, but Alexander-Arnold’s expected inclusion casts doubt over his place.
Cahill was omitted from the previous England squad but is hoping for a recall.
Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion could leave Kieran Trippier sweating over his place on the plane
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