England World Cup squad: Trent Alexander-Arnold set to be called up

• 19-year-old heading to Russia despite no caps at senior level
• Gary Cahill also set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s squad

The uncapped Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold is set to be included in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the summer’s World Cup, with the national manager to announce his 23-man selection on Wednesday afternoon.

Alexander-Arnold, who has made three appearances for the Under-21s, had been invited to train with the senior squad ahead of the friendlies against the Netherlands and Italy in March and has enjoyed an impressive season with the Champions League finalists. The 19-year-old played a key role in the eye-catching knockout victories over Manchester City and Roma, with Southgate having taken note.

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