The 22-year-old was dropped from the England national squad by Southgate in March owing to a poor run of form for Liverpool.

 

Alexander-Arnold has since seen an upturn in his game with four assists and one goal in his last seven Premier League outings, but if has been suggested he is set to not be called up to the Three Lions squad for Euro 2020.

 

 

Reds legend Aldridge insists it would be ridiculous to leave out the Liverpool star for the summer’s tournament as England do not have a player of his ilk and quality in the right-back position.

 

Aldridge added that he does not think Southgate will not be naive enough to drop Alexander-Arnold again, especially with him finding his form of late.

 

 

“England will be making a ridiculous decision if they don’t take Trent Alexander-Arnold to the Euros”, Aldridge wrote in his Liverpool column.

 

“Going forward, they simply don’t have a player like him.

 

 

“Mind you, if Trent stays as home then I’ll be made up as he needs rest from a Liverpool point of view.

 

“And while the lad will be desperate to be involved, at his age he’s going to have the chance to get a few more World Cups and European Championships under his belt.

 

“I actually think Gareth Southgate is a good manager and I can’t see Trent not being taken – I don’t think Gareth will be that naive to overlook the Liverpool right-back.

 

“Trent has certainly had the bit between his teeth of late.

 

“Since he was omitted by England in March, he has got himself back to his old form and was rampant at Old Trafford last week.”

 

Southgate’s other top options at right-back are Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, Chelsea star Reece James and Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier.

 

And it remains to be seen whether Alexander-Arnold will make the cut this time around.