Trent Alexander-Arnold has been pictured training with the England national team for the first time since missing Liverpool’s pre-season tour of Austria.
Alexander-Arnold, 21, was among several Liverpool absentees during the Community Shield defeat to Arsenal on Saturday and the right-back was a huge miss.
Liverpool lacked innovation and creativity from wide areas without the Premier League Young Player of the Year as Jurgen Klopp’s team were defeated on penalties in the capital for a second successive season.
Alexander-Arnold missed the trip to the Austrian training camp last month and instead stayed on Merseyside to work to an individually-tailored training regime on his own.
Despite not featuring for Liverpool since July, Alexander-Arnold was called into the England squad for their upcoming Nations League games against Iceland and Denmark on September 5 and 8, respectively.
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The West Derby full-back uploaded several pictures to his Instagram story of him training alongside his England teammates as they prepare for their inaugural Nations League bout on Saturday.
Alexander-Arnold’s Liverpool teammate Joe Gomez was also among the Reds contingent chosen to represent the Three Lions.
Gomez, 22, is expected to start under Gareth Southgate during respective fixtures against Iceland and Denmark.
Gomez’s central defensive partner remains in question for both of the Three Lion’s Nation League fixtures after Manchester United captain Harry Maguire was removed from the squad following his arrest in Greece.
Gomez was pictured alongside Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham and England captain Harry Kane on Instagram repping the new home and away strip that is expected to be worn during the Iceland match on Friday.
Southgate will be without Liverpool midfield duo Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain who both were left out of the squad following their own respective injury problems.
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