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FPL bosses beware: Southgate hints at Alexander-Arnold’s status for Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City

FPL bosses beware: Southgate hints at Alexander-Arnold’s status for Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City

England squad announced

Gareth Southgate today announced his England squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary, and a few surprises were forthcoming.

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori was included, but there was no place for new Arsenal signing Ben White, while teenage sensation Jude Bellingham was also conspicuously absent despite his brilliant start to the season with Borussia Dortmund.

Injuries ruled out Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Harry Maguire and Patrick Bamford, showing just how much strength in depth Gareth Southgate has at his disposal ahead of the next World Cup in just over 12 months’ time.

Southgate drops hint on Alexander-Arnold’s fitness

In revealing his England squad, Gareth Southgate has seemingly also dropped a massive hint regarding the fitness status of Liverpool’s star full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Called up for the September internationals, there was no place for the right-back in this month’s England squad.

TAA missed Liverpool’s Champions League clash with Porto on Tuesday through injury, and Jurgen Klopp hinted that the severity of the knock would see him forced to sit out national team duty.

This has since been confirmed, and deals Liverpool a massive personnel blow ahead of their early-season title contender clash against Premier League champions Manchester City.

Worse still, right-back is the one area of Klopp’s squad in which a suitable understudy doesn’t exist, meaning James Milner may once again be asked to operate there this weekend.

While he may be suitable against some opposition, with Jack Grealish and Joao Cancelo likely to play down the Manchester City left, Milner could be in for a long afternoon on Sunday.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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# Team MP D P
1 Chelsea FC 8 13 19
2 Liverpool FC 8 16 18
3 Manchester City 8 13 17
4 Brighton & Hove Albion 8 3 15
5 Tottenham Hotspur 8 -3 15
6 Manchester United 8 6 14
7 West Ham United 8 5 14
8 Everton FC 8 4 14
9 Brentford FC 8 3 12
10 Wolverhampton Wanderers 8 0 12
11 Leicester City 8 -1 11
12 Arsenal FC 8 -5 11
13 Aston Villa 8 0 10
14 Crystal Palace 8 -3 8
15 Southampton FC 8 -4 7
16 Watford FC 8 -8 7
17 Leeds United 8 -8 6
18 Burnley FC 8 -8 3
19 Newcastle United 8 -9 3
20 Norwich City 8 -14 2

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Topscorers
Disciplinary
Assists
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 7
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 7
Antonio, Michail West Ham United 5
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 5
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 4
Firmino, Roberto Liverpool FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion 4
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 4
Greenwood, Mason Manchester United 4
Townsend, Andros Everton FC 3
Ings, Danny Aston Villa 3
Benrahma, Said West Ham United 3
Gray, Demarai Everton FC 3
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 3
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 3
Lukaku, Romelu Chelsea FC 3
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United 3
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 3
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 3