Trent Alexander-Arnold is about to be included in Gareth Southgate’s ultimate 26-man England squad for the upcoming European Championships.
The Liverpool defender was named within the 33-man provisional squad together with fellow right-backs Reece James, Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker.
With right-back set to be a fiercely-contested function for England this summer time, Southgate prompt final week that Alexander-Arnold may play in midfield, whereas additionally praising the flexibility of James, Trippier and Walker when stating “I simply see good footballers”.
Southgate will affirm his ultimate squad at 5pm, with a particular present overlaying the announcement on Sky Sports activities Information from 4pm till 7pm.
Mason Greenwood withdrew from the provisional squad on Tuesday morning as a consequence of an underlying damage, whereas Sky Sports activities Information reported at noon that Jesse Lingard has been instructed he won’t function.
Alexander-Arnold’s inclusion, the damage to Greenwood, plus the omission of Lingard means 5 extra gamers are set to overlook out on making the lower.
Evaluation: Will Southgate decide all 4 right-backs?
Sky Sports activities Information’ Rob Dorsett:
“That is fairly a change from what we would been instructed in latest days and weeks, in reality.
“The competitors is stiff. Kyle Walker is a Premier League champion. Kieran Trippier, a La Liga champion. Reece James, excellent within the Champions League ultimate.
“By his personal very excessive requirements, Trent had a dip within the center a part of the season, a lot in order that he was dropped from the final England squad in March.
“What we do not know at this stage is whether or not one of many different right-backs will probably be sacrificed in his place. There’s a potential that Southgate would possibly embody all 4.
“All 4 right-backs have skills to play in different positions. Walker and James each performed as centre-backs in a again three this season. We all know Trippier can play each proper and left-back, and has completed for England. If Southgate thinks these gamers are overlaying different positions, perhaps that is what has freed up a spot for Alexander-Arnold.”