Southgate have finally announced England’s preliminary squad and it has the debutant uncapped player Trent Alexander-Arnold the Liverpool defender. Gareth Southgate’s squad has 23 players named.
Goalkeeper Joe Hart, left-back Ryan Bertrand, and midfielder Jack Wilshere have not been listed in the squad.
Gareth Southgate said in an interview “We have a lot of energy and athleticism in the team, but players that are equally comfortable in possession of the ball and I think people can see the style of play we’ve been looking to develop.”
“The first call up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved. When we pick young players, it’s not just because they are young, it’s because their performances deserve it.”
England preliminary 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
On standby: Lewis Cook, Tom Heaton, Adam Lallana, Jake Livermore, James Tarkowski