Trent Alexander-Arnold is ready to make a long-anticipated swap to midfield, with the right-back to play within the center when England host Andorra.
Gareth Southgate’s males sit 5 factors clear on the prime of their 2022 World Cup qualifying group, and want to make it 5 wins from 5 when Andorra journey to Wembley within the 5pm kick-off – reside on talkSPORT.
Euro 2020 finalists England have solely conceded a single aim in qualifying to date, permitting Southgate to experiment along with his line-up towards the workforce ranked 156th on the earth by FIFA.
Southgate is anticipated to relaxation his first-choice XI forward of a harder activity towards Poland on Wednesday, with Alexander-Arnold’s change of place the headline transfer.
The Liverpool defender has been lining up within the centre of the park throughout England’s coaching classes, and has usually been linked with a transfer there since rising into Jurgen Klopp’s first-team set-up.
The defender has managed a formidable 32 assists in his earlier three Premier League campaigns, rising as one of many nation’s finest play-makers, regardless of taking part in in defence.
And he now seems to be set to harness that skill in midfield, with Southgate anticipated to select the 22-year-old on the precise of both a three-man or four-man midfield this night.
Alexander-Arnold has been an integral a part of Liverpool profitable each the Champions League and Premier League in recent times, however hasn’t had the identical success for England.
The defender missed everything of Euro 2020 when he picked up a pre-tournament damage, and had beforehand been the topic of big hypothesis that he can be the largest title to not be picked in Southgate’s squad.
The Three Lions supervisor possesses a humiliation of riches within the right-back place, with common trophy winners Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Reece James all vying for the spot together with Alexander-Arnold.
Walker has beforehand been utilised in central defence in a again three, and Alexander-Arnold’s anticipated transfer to midfield would unlock much more house for full-back choices.
And talkSPORT pundit Tony Cascarino believes which may be the one possibility for Alexander-Arnold to get worldwide sport time, with Manchester City’s Walker the clear first-choice.
“It could be arduous to dislodge Kyle Walker in the mean time,” Cascarino mentioned.
“I feel he’s again to his very, highest for Man City and England.
“However that may change shortly in worldwide soccer, you will be the primary striker and have two, three, 4 video games the place it doesn’t fairly occur and you may be out of the body.
“It occurs in a short time in worldwide soccer.”
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