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Alexander-Arnold offers update on injury that forced him to miss Euro 2020

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Initially included in Gareth Southgate’s 26-man list, the full-back was withdrawn from the Three Lions squad due to a thigh problem.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold offers a positive fitness update as he expects to partake in a full pre-season with Liverpool ahead of 2021-22.

Alexander-Arnold was dealt a bitter blow last month when he picked up a grade two quad tear in England’s friendly against Austria.

The thigh injury forced him to pull out of the Three Lions squad for Euro 2020 – an unfortunate incident especially considering all the debate that had surrounded his selection – with Brighton’s Ben White becoming his replacement.

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The  22-year-old is getting ready for his sixth pre-season under Jurgen Klopp, and he maintains he is well on the road to recovery.

“Every day’s a new step, every day’s getting better, getting fitter, and I think going into pre-season we’ll be good,” Alexander-Arnold told BBC Sport during England’s 4-0 quarter-final win over Ukraine on Saturday.

“Obviously I’ve had a few weeks of rest and then I’ll be hitting the season and trying to push on from there.”

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Alexander-Arnold added on missing Euro 2020: “It’s disappointing for me not to be there.

“At the end of the day, it still puts a smile on my face seeing the lads go far, the nation getting behind them – the supporters everywhere have been amazing. To know all the lads and a do few weeks with them, they’re going to do us proud.”