Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included by England manager Gareth Southgate for the nation’s Euro 2020 squad, as has Liverpool team-mate Jordan Henderson.
Addressing the media, the Three Lions boss trimmed his 33-man provisional selections down to 26 – and the mercurial right-back isn’t one of the sorry seven to now be left behind.
Take a look at England’s tweet below for the squad news in full.
— England (@England) June 1, 2021
It comes as a little bit of a surprise, given there were loud suggestions in the media that Trent would not be included by Southgate.
Selfishly, we at Empire of the Kop wouldn’t have seen the Liverpool man getting left behind as bad news – not entirely, at least.
Trent is one of our best players and now runs the risk of getting injured on duty with England, but it’d have been a gut-punch for the young Scouser to have been left behind.
That being said, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic still causing disruptions around the world, Southgate will have another chance to swap players in and out before Euro 2020 kicks off.