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Liverpool ‘expect’ Alexander-Arnold to miss out on England squad for Euro 2020

Liverpool are not expecting Trent Alexander-Arnold to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad when the announcement is made on Tuesday.

The Reds’ full-back was dropped by the Three Lions back in March and looks likely to miss the cut for the summer tournament despite his impressive form over recent weeks.

Southgate chose to include Man City’s Kyle Walker, Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and Chelsea’s Reece James instead of Alexander-Arnold for the World Cup qualifiers.

And Liverpool have not had any contact from the England camp as yet to make them believe Alexander-Arnold will be given the nod this time round.

Liverpool expect Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be included in the England squad

According to The Athletic , figures inside the club feel the 22-year-old will be overlooked, even in the face of his stunning efforts to help his side land a third-place finish in the Premier League.

There is still 24 hours for England representatives to get in touch with Liverpool, but the general feeling is Alexander-Arnold will not be included.

Captain Jordan Henderson is expected to be among the 26-man party, however, despite not playing a single minute since February as he recovers from a groin injury.

Henderson was on the bench for Liverpool’s win over Crystal Palace on Sunday but did not come on as he has only trained with the first team on a couple of occasions.

Jurgen Klopp insisted after the match that Henderson “will be fine” for the Euros, and Southgate feels his experience will be invaluable.

It will come as a bitter blow for Alexander-Arnold though, who the Three Lions boss claimed was not at his usual “level” when omitted him from his squad two months ago.

Among those also expected to miss out are Leicester’s James Maddison, who saw his chances in the starting XI limited over recent weeks after breaching Covid guidelines and angering Foxes’ manager Brendan Rodgers.

Leeds midfielder Kalvin Phillips may also be cruelly denied a place after suffering a shoulder injury on the final day, which is feared to be a dislocation.

Meanwhile, West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone could earn a shock call-up as Burley’s Nick Pope needs to undergo surgery on his knee, while Everton’s Ben Godfrey could also sneak in at the last minute.




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