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Bukayo Saka, Trent Alexander-Arnold snubbed in Graeme Souness’ England World Cup XI

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Bukayo Saka and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been snubbed by Graeme Souness (Image: Getty)

Liverpool and Scotland legend Graeme Souness has snubbed Bukayo Saka and Trent Alexander-Arnold as he named his England World Cup XI.

Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions head to Qatar in November trying to attain their second successive main closing, having completed as runners-up at Euro 2020.

Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold missed that event via damage, whereas Saka performed an essential function regardless of lacking a penalty within the closing defeat to Italy, being named Star of the Match for England’s 1-0 win over the Czech Republic.

The Three Lions reached the final 4 on the final World Cup in 2018 below Southgate – a event Alexander-Arnold did play in – however discovered his recreation time restricted as Kieran Trippier was most popular at right-back as a substitute for many matches.

Alexander-Arnold has been a key participant for Jurgen Klopp’s facet lately, profitable the Premier League, Champions LeagueFA Cup and League Cup at Anfield.

Saka has additionally impressed since breaking into the Arsenal first group, scoring 24 objectives throughout 139 video games and serving to them elevate the FA Cup, seeing him linked with a move to Manchester City.

However neither participant made it into Souness’ England XI for the World Cup in Qatar, with England’s first recreation in opposition to Iran on November 21 earlier than they face america on November 25 and a British battle with Wales 4 days later.

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5 – Bukayo Saka’s 5 accomplished take-ons are the joint-most by an English teenager at a serious event since we have now full information for the EUROs (1980) and World Cup (1966), equalling Raheem Sterling in 2014 vs Uruguay and Michael Owen in 1998 vs Argentina. Wavy. #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/QAHudQWZ5y

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‘I’ve gone with [Jordan] Pickford in purpose, a back-three of [John] Stones, [Eric] Dier in the midst of a back-three with [Kyle] Walker,’ Souness instructed talkSPORT.

‘Wing-backs of [Ben] Chilwell on the left and Reece James on the precise.

‘Within the center, [Declan] Rice and [Jude] Bellingham, then up entrance, [Raheem] Sterling, Kane and [Phil] Foden.’

Earlier than England get their World Cup marketing campaign underway, they face Nations League matches in opposition to Italy and Germany on Friday and Monday respectively.


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