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Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold to be named in Gareth Southgate's England World Cup squad

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold is set for a place in England's World Cup squad
  • Sportsmail revealed that Alexander-Arnold was in the 35-man provisional squad
  • Gareth Southgate dropped a heavy hint this week that he was in his plans 

Gareth Southgate is set to reward Trent Alexander-Arnold for his superb season with a place on the plane to Russia.

Sportsmail revealed last week that the youngster was included in Southgate's provisional 35-man squad and defender is believed to have made the final cut.

Alexander-Arnold has played a key role in Liverpool's memorable run to the Champions League Final.

Alexander-Arnold has been named in England's squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia

Alexander-Arnold has been named in England's squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia

And the 19-year-old's displays in Europe have not got unnoticed by Southgate. 

Speaking this week, Southgate provided a heavy hint that Alexander-Arnold is part of his plans.

'It' very exciting, he's shown in some really big games that he has more than coped, he's excelled. That's great credit to him,' the England boss told beIN Sport.

'He is experiencing big games, and winning big games. That is an important thing for young players, those experiences stay in your memory bank.'

The 19-year-old has impressed Gareth Southgate with his performances in big matches

The 19-year-old has impressed Gareth Southgate with his performances in big matches

The news may leave Gary Cahill and Kieran Trippier sweating on their places in the squad for Russia.

Trippier is understood to be fit after picking up a thigh injury last week, but Alexander-Arnold's expected inclusion casts doubt over his place.

Cahill was omitted from the previous England squad but is hoping for a recall.

Alexander-Arnold's inclusion could leave Kieran Trippier sweating over his place on the plane

Alexander-Arnold's inclusion could leave Kieran Trippier sweating over his place on the plane

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