Trent Alexander-Arnold IS set to be included in England’s Euro 2020 squad as Gareth Southgate trims down his 33-man squad to 26 ahead of 5pm big reveal
- Gareth Southgate will name his official England Euro 2020 squad at 5pm
- For weeks it has been reported that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be missing out
- Now a late U-turn has been made and Alexander-Arnold is in the squad
- The Liverpool man was in inspired form to end the season and help clinch third
- Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will be included in Gareth Southgate’s final England squad of 26 for the European Championships.
The Liverpool star had been in the provisional squad but was largely understood to be ready to be axed from the main set-up for the tournament itself.
Now, however, Alexander-Arnold has made the final cut for Southgate and will be going to the tournament with the Three Lions, sources have confirmed.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is now set to be part of the England squad going to Euro 2020
Alexander-Arnold had been sweating on his place and was set to controversially miss out
A strong end to the season with Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool appears to have swung the right-back into favour once more.
Liverpool secured a third-placed finish in the Premier League against the odds after producing a 10-game unbeaten run to end the season.
During which, Alexander-Arnold was influential throughout and collected a string of Man of the Match awards.
Southgate has a wealth of options available to him at right-back, with Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James each competing for a place.
Southgate has a wealth of options, including both Kyle Walker (left) and Reece James (right)
The England boss has been working out how to slot his players in ahead of the 5pm deadline
Former Tottenham man Trippier has just come off a sublime title-winning season with Atletico Madrid in which he was a stand-out star of Diego Simeone’s side, and was understood to have been closely watched by the England boss.
Walker and James, likewise, enjoyed stellar campaigns and each finished the season on opposing sides in the Champions League final in Porto, after which Chelsea were crowned European champions.
As reported exclusively by Sportsmail, those set to miss out on a place include the likes of stand-out playmaker Jesse Lingard – despite his West Ham heroics – and promising Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood.
Lingard has not been deemed as vital enough to make Southgate’s final squad for the European Championships – with England’s campaign starting on June 13.
Greenwood is out of the squad through injury, while James Ward-Prowse, Ben White, Aaron Ramsdale and Ben Godfrey are also sweating on their places.
United have released a statement outlining that 19-year-old Greenwood will not take part in the summer tournament due to an injury that kept him out of the Under 21s European Championships in March.
Mason Greenwood (left) and Jesse Lingard (right) will not play for England at Euro 2020
A statement from the Old Trafford club read: ‘Mason’s club appearances were managed carefully to maintain his availability through the intensive 2020-21 Premier League and Europa League schedules.
‘But a further spell of tournament football would not be beneficial and Mason will remain at Manchester United to recuperate and prepare for pre-season training.’
News of Greenwood and Lingard’s omission will be good news for the likes of Ollie Watkins, with the Aston Villa striker previously deemed an outsider for the final Euros squad.
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