Southgate’s desire for ‘versatility’ boosts Alexander-Arnold’s Euro 2020 hopes

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Gareth Southgate has opened the door to including Trent Alexander-Arnold as one of four right-backs in England’s final squad for Euro 2020 and has insisted he still has a good relationship with the Liverpool defender.

Alexander-Arnold, controversially dropped for the World Cup qualifiers in March, has a chance of making it to this summer’s finals after he was included in a provisional 33-man squad Southgate, who has picked a large squad because of injury concerns and the involvement of key players in the Champions League and Europa League finals this week, did not rule out picking the 22-year-old, suggesting that his place in the squad does not necessarily depend on one of Kyle Walker, Reece James and Kieran Trippier dropping out.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
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