Alexander-Arnold, 19, in England squad
London: Uncapped 19-year-old Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man England squad for next month’s World Cup in Russia. Defender Gary Cahill has been recalled and there are also places for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Nick Pope.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have not been included, along with left-back Ryan Bertrand.
England start their Group G campaign against Tunisia on June `8, before games against Panama and Belgium. Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is one of five players on standby for the tournament, along with Burnley keeper Tom Heaton, Clarets defender James Tarkowski, Bournemouth’s Lewis Cook and fellow midfielder Jake Livermore of West Brom.
“I believe this is a squad we can be excited about,” Southgate said.
“It is a young group but with some really important senior players, so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance.” Squad: Goalkeepers: Jack Butland, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope.
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gary Cahill, Fabian Delph, Phil Jones, Harry Maguire, Danny Rose, John Stones, Kieran Trippier , Kyle Walker, Ashley Young.
Midfielders: Dele Alli, Eric Dier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard, Ruben Loftus-Cheek.
Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jamie Vardy, Danny Welbeck. Standby: Lewis Cook, Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Jake Livermore, James Tarkowski. Fixtures: June 18 vs Russia; June 24 vs Panama; June 28 vs Belgium.