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Gareth Southgate Has Explained Trent Alexander-Arnold's Shocking Omission From Latest England Squad

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Gareth Southgate Has Explained Trent Alexander-Arnold's Shocking Omission From Latest England Squad

Gareth Southgate has dropped Trent Alexander-Arnold from the England squad because he 'hasn't been at the same level' as the last few years.

Alexander-Arnold is still rated as one of the Premier League's top talents - but his poor form has coincided with the Reds dropping down to sixth in the table.

Per James Pearce, Southgate explained: "I don't think he's played at the level he's been at during the last few years.

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Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

"He's a big talent and I'm sure he will play a big role for England in the future."

While the 22-year-old hasn't hit the heights of recent seasons, he did put in a brilliant performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday evening.

Defenders chosen in his natural right-back position instead are Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.

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Fans have reacted to the decision and they are in disbelief at Alexander-Arnold's omission.



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Elsewhere in the squad are first time call-ups for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone and Aston Villa forward Ollie Watkins.

Jesse Lingard also returns after a good few months on loan at West Ham United, as does Manchester United's Luke Shaw.

Notable absentees through injury are first-choice goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Jordan Henderson and Jack Grealish.

Featured Image Credit: PA Images

Topics: Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Football, England, Gareth Southgate

Daniel Marland
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