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Few teenagers can match the com­po­sure of Liver­pool and Eng­land de­fender Trent Alexan­der-Arnold. No mat­ter how grand the oc­ca­sion has been in the 19-year-old’s nascent ca­reer, he’s re­sponded with poise and self-as­sured­ness. These char­ac­ter traits should be re­quired, with first-choice right wing-back Kieran Trip­pier strug­gling with a groin com­plaint. Three Lions head coach Gareth South­gate will not worry about Alexan­der-Arnold. He made his first Premier League start at bit­ter ri­vals Manch­ester United, struck an ex­plo­sive free-kick dur­ing his Cham­pi­ons League de­but in the play-off against Hof­fen­heim and be­came Liver­pool’s youngest-ever starter in the fi­nal – May’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid.

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