England's Euro squad: LIVE updates as Southgate names preliminary list

Gareth Southgate’s England squad announcement LIVE: Will Trent Alexander-Arnold miss out? How many players will he pick? All the updates ahead of 1pm announcement

  • Gareth Southgate will name an extended England squad for Euro 2020 today
  • He was due to announce his official 26-man squad for the championship
  • That has been pushed back by a week due to injuries and returning players 
  • Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson will be checked to see if they can make it  
  • Euro 2020 confirmed squad lists: Every player selected SO FAR   
  • Find out the latest Euro 2020 news including fixtures, live action and results here.

England manager Gareth Southgate is set to announce his preliminary squad for the upcoming European Championship on Tuesday. 

Southgate had been due to name his official 26-man squad, plus a group of stand-by and training players, but it was announced on Monday that that his decision will be pushed back by a week to June 1.

Instead, the Three Lions boss will name an extended list on Tuesday, enabling him to check on the fitness of key players such as Harry Maguire and Jordan Henderson, while also taking a further glance at his options.    

Follow Sportsmail’s DAN RIPLEY, who will take you through England manager Gareth Southgate’s announcement ahead of the impending European Championship. 

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According to reports, it appears Reece James has made the cut for the final 30. The Chelsea full-back is likely to be Southgate’s third choice right back behind Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier – and that leaves Trent out in the cold.

Unless Southgate thinks he needs four right backs… stranger things and all that.

The case for keeping Alexander-Arnold in the squad

Sportsmail’s Ian Ladyman is among those who thinks Alexander-Arnold should be selected. Read more on the case for the Liverpool star here…

Trent Alexander-Arnold is arguably one of the best full-backs in England, yet there is a real concern that he is not even in the top three of Southgate’s picks heading into this summer’s tournament.

He was a shock omission when he was dropped in March and it appears that despite improved form for Liverpool it won’t be enough to win his place back.

We will find out nearer 1pm when the 30-man squad will be announced, but it will be a huge call to make for the England boss, should he leave him out.

Why has Southgate delayed his final annoucement?

Injuries. There are a few players who have either picked up late knocks or are coming back from injuries. And of course Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City still haven’t ended their seasons yet with European finals on the way.

That’s key behind Southgate’s call to pull back on naming his final team and you can read more about that here:

Let’s hope so. Because while today was meant to be the day Gareth Southgate announced his 26-man England squad to take to Euro 2020, the England boss has now decided to delay his final team announcment nearer UEFA’s deadline of June 1.

So why are we here? Good question. Southgate though will still announce a preliminary 30-man squad today and we will bring you live coverage of it when it drops.

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