Liverpool right back Trent Alexander Arnold will miss the Euro 2020 finals with a thigh injury.
Arnold suffered a quad injury in the closing minutes of England’s 1:0 win against Austria in an international match played on Wednesday 2nd May, 2021, thanks to a Bukayo Saka 56th minute goal.The 22 year old is said to be sidelined for close to six weeks and has returned to his club Liverpool for further treatment.
The defender who is capped 12 times for his nation last played at international level in October last year against Belgium in the Nations league.
He was tasked with beating competition from Champions league winning right back Reece James of Chelsea, Premier League winners Kyle Walker of Man City and Kieran Trippier, a La Liga winner at Atletical Madrid.
England is set to play a warm up match against Romania on Sunday 6th June, 2021 and coach Southgate will name a replacement for the right back.
It remains to be seen if the tactician will replace him with a fellow right back or will opt for another number. Jesse Lingard, Ben Godfrey, Ollie Watkins, James Ward-Prowse, Ben White and Aaron Ramsdale all were surprise omissions.
England’s group stage matches will be played at the Wembley Stadium with the opening match against Croatia on 13th June, followed by a huge match against rivals Scotland on 18th June, rounding off Group D against the Czech Republic on 22 June.
Goalkeepers: Dean Henderson (Man Utd), Sam Johnstone (West Brom), Jordan Pickford (Everton)
Defenders: John Stones (Man City), Luke Shaw (Man Utd), Harry Maguire (Man Utd), Kyle Walker (Man City), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Reece James (Chelsea), Conor Coady (Wolves), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid)
Midfielders: Mason Mount (Chelsea), Declan Rice (West Ham), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds)
Forwards: Harry Kane (Tottenham), Marcus Rashford (Man Utd), Raheem Sterling (Man City), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Phil Foden (Man City), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)