Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has withdrawn from England squad for Euro 2020 after sustaining a thigh injury in the friendly against Austria on Wednesday. Having been included late into the England squad by Gareth Southgate, the Liverpool defender would be devastated to not represent his country in the Euros.
Liverpool published a statement on TAA’s withdrawal from the Euros stating “The Liverpool full-back sustained a thigh problem in the closing stages of Wednesday night’s friendly against Austria.”
“Alexander-Arnold subsequently underwent a scan on Thursday that confirmed the injury will prevent him from participating in the European Championship, which begins next week.”
“The 22-year-old will immediately start a rehabilitation programme with a view to returning in pre-season as the Reds prepare for 2021-22.”
The Football Association said in a statement “A scan on Thursday confirmed the 22-year-old will be unable to play in the forthcoming tournament so has withdrawn from the England squad to return to his club for rehabilitation.”
The England manager is not expected to name a replacement until after England’s final warmup game on Sunday against Romania.