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.
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He was told to train with the “loan group”.
He’s not been one to mince his words.
Bordeaux have suspended their manager after this.
Very well said, Jurgen.
There’s 56 to get. Easy.
How to become a hero at a club.
Chelsea average under one English player per game.
Get ready to cringe like mad.
Dwight Yorke came to have a good time. And he did.
It’s been one hell of a journey under Abramovich.