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Gareth Southgate delivers uncomfortable Trent Alexander-Arnold verdict after England axe

Gareth Southgate has confirmed that he has dropped Trent Alexander-Arnold from the England squad resulting from his below-par kind this season.

The Liverpool right-back has been certainly one of many Reds stars to battle within the 2020/21 marketing campaign, with Jurgen Klopp’s aspect presently down in sixth place within the desk and having did not put collectively a worthy title defence.

Injuries to the likes of Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez have not helped with that, and in flip Alexander-Arnold has seen his personal kind endure.

Southgate says that the right-back does stay in his plans forward of the summer time’s European Championships, however he had determined to depart him out for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers towards Albania, San Marino and Poland.

“I don’t think he’s played at the level he’s been at during the last few years,” stated Southgate at his press convention.



Alexander-Arnold has been dropped by Southgate

“He’s a big talent and I’m sure he will play a big role for England in the future.”

Southgate has recalled Jesse Lingard to the squad after the Manchester United midfielder confirmed spectacular kind on mortgage at West Ham, whereas there’s a first call-up for Aston Villa ahead Ollie Watkins.

The ex-Brentford star has pipped Leeds ahead Patrick Bamford to a spot within the squad, with Southgate confirming it was an in depth name.

“Both Ollie & Patrick’s goals records have been good,” he stated.

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“We like the personalities of both.

“We like Ollie’s urgent, velocity & runs in behind.

“For his first season in the Premier League at a big club, he’s done exceptionally well.”

England squad:

Goalkeepers: Nick Pope, Dean Henderson, Sam Johnstone

Defenders: Ben Chilwell, Conor Coady, Eric Dier, Reece James, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Luke Shaw, John Stones, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker

Midfielders: Jude Bellingham. Phil Foden, Jesse Lingard, Mason Mount, Kalvin Phillips, Declan Rice, James Ward-Prowse

Forwards: Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harry Kane), Marcus Rashford, Bukayo Saka, Raheem Sterling, Ollie Watkins

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