The young Liverpool right-back has featured at a variety of age groups for his country but had never even been called into a senior squad before his inclusion in Gareth Southgate’s final list for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. However, his club form during the 2017/18 campaign made it difficult for the England manager to overlook him.
Alexander-Arnold has risen to prominence in Jurgen Klopp’s intense gegenpressing style. Equally adept at nullifying left-wingers as he is at pressing forwards to win the ball back and aid the Reds’ attacks, the teenager fits the mould of a modern full-back perfectly. He is the only member of Southgate’s squad who was not born when Southgate himself represented his country at France 1998.