Alexander-Arnold made 31 appearances in all competitions for Jurgen Klopp’s Reds this season, forcing his way into Southgate’s plans late on as he shone in Liverpool’s run to the Champions League final.
The 19-year-old was one of two uncapped in the final squad, making his international bow alongside Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in the final warm-up match against Costa Rica.
He is expected to start from the bench in England’s opening group game against Tunisia on Monday, but put in an impressive display at right wing-back in the 2-0 win at Elland Road.
And, speaking to England’s official YouTube channel, Alexander-Arnold revealed the wonderful story of the moment he learned of his inclusion in the squad, during training before the Champions League final.
Watch the video below.
— Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) June 13, 2018
Which of these have a future at the club?
You’ve got seven minutes to name all 30.
We can’t unhear this now.
A nice reminder of his talent to Arsenal.
The final year before Messi & Ronaldo’s dominance.
As Nani has shown, football can be fun. Let it be.
It’s not particularly pretty reading.
F*ck not getting carried away.
How many can you name?
Well, that was…unexpected.