Liverpool and England right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold could be dropped from the England Euro2020 squad after picking up an injury in their 1-0 win over Austria. The game was played in Middlesbrough, and England came out victorious in the warm-up game.
Trent Alexander-Arnold Injured as England Bag Three Points
England manager Gareth Southgate said he would keep an eye on the player for the next 24 to 48 hours to see if they will improve the player before commenting on dropping him or not. Trent Alexander-Arnold was included in 24 man-list-picked Southgate for the Euro 2020 squad as one of four right-backs. The injury now will be a big blow to the player as he could be dropped.
The manager of England speaking about the injury said: “It’s not a good situation that he’s had to walk off in some discomfort.” He also said: “We’ll know more details in the next 24 to 48 hours. It looks like a thigh injury in terms of the full extent, and we don’t know yet.”
Southgate had earlier stated that if he wanted to pick extra four more right-backs, he would do that as there are many right-backs in his team. Arnold dropping now will mean him bringing on another player. The manager has not talked about who will replace the 22-year-old Liverpool player in his 26-man squad. Still, suggestions are that Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be called up if his injury worsens.