Liverpool defender drafted into England training

Date published: Tuesday 20th March 2018 1:52

Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was drafted into England training on Tuesday.

With the World Cup just three months away, Gareth Southgate’s preparations continue with warm-up friendlies against Holland and Italy over the next week.

Southgate’s 27-man squad are at St George’s Park ahead of Friday’s match in Holland, with a number working on individual training schedules away from the main session on Tuesday.

Adam Lallana and Ryan Bertrand were among those inside, while Marcus Rashford, Jake Livermore and James Tarkowski left the main group before the session had finished.

Southgate brought England Under-21 defender Alexander-Arnold into the session to help bolster the numbers, with the teenager taking part in an attack versus defence drill towards the end of the session.

The 19-year-old has regularly rotated at Liverpool with England defender Joe Gomez this season, making 22 appearances in all competitions.

Uncapped Nathaniel Chalobah has joined the England camp after being invited by Gareth Southgate to continue his rehabilitation with them this week, Press Association Sport understands.

The Three Lions’ 27-man squad are at St George’s Park preparing to face Holland and Italy as Southgate weighs up his options ahead of the World Cup.

Press Association Sport understands injured Watford midfielder Chalobah is also part of the camp this week.

The 23-year-old has been out with a knee injury since September and is undergoing rehabilitation at St George’s Park this week.

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