Trent Alexander-Arnold IS will be included in England’s Euro 2020 roster, while Gareth Southgate will cut his 33-man roster to 26 ahead of the 5pm big reveal
Trent Alexander-Arnold will be included in Gareth Southgate’s last 26 England squad for the European Championship.
The Liverpool star was on the preliminary roster but was largely deemed ready to be dropped from the main squad for the tournament itself.
Now, however, Alexander-Arnold has made the final cut for Southgate and will head to the tournament with the Three Lions, sources have confirmed.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is now part of the England squad going to Euro 2020 2020
Alexander-Arnold had sweated in place and would controversially miss
A strong end to the season with Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool seems to have swung the right-back in favor again.
Against expectations, Liverpool took third place in the Premier League after an unbeaten run of 10 games to finish the season.
During that period, Alexander-Arnold was influential everywhere, collecting a string of Man of the Match awards.
Southgate have a wealth of options at their disposal as a right-back, with Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James each vying for a place.
Southgate has a wealth of options including both Kyle Walker (left) and Reece James (right)
The English boss has figured out how to place his players before the 5 p.m. deadline
Former Tottenham player Trippier has just completed a superb title-winning season at Atletico Madrid, in which he was a standout star for Diego Simeone’s side, and was understood to be closely watched by the England boss.
Walker and James also enjoyed great campaigns, each finishing the season on opposite sides in the Champions League final in Porto, before Chelsea were crowned European champions.
As reported exclusively by Sportsmail, those who will miss out include standout playmaker Jesse Lingard – despite his exploits at West Ham – and promising Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.
Lingard was not considered vital enough to make Southgate’s final squad for the European Championship – the England campaign kicks off on June 13.
Greenwood is out of the roster due to injury, while James Ward-Prowse, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben Godfrey are also sweating in their places.
United have released a statement saying that 19-year-old Greenwood will not participate in the summer tournament due to an injury that kept him away from the Under-21s European Championship in March.
Mason Greenwood (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) not playing for England at Euro 2020
A statement from the Old Trafford club read: “Mason’s club appearances have been carefully managed to maintain his availability during the intensive Premier League and Europa League schedules of 2020-21.
“But a further period of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.”
The news of the omissions of Greenwood and Lingard will be good news for players like Ollie Watkins, with the Aston Villa striker previously seen as an outsider for the European Championship final.