The Premier League season is over, but even with players left exhausted by a compressed campaign played largely behind closed doors in the midst of a global pandemic that remains an ongoing problem for most of the world today, football never stops.
UEFA’s Euro 2020 (because like the people in charge of the Olympics, that’s still what they’re calling it) is set to run from June 11th to July 11th, and a number of Liverpool players will only have a couple of days off before flying out with their countries for it.
However, according to The Athletic, it is believed Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be one of those players with England manager Gareth Southgate set to announce his 26-man squad on Tuesday and sources at the club saying they expect he will be left at home.
This stands in contrast to what Liverpool are hearing from England when regarding captain Jordan Henderson, who made his return from injury on Sunday and is expected to be in England’s squad as they prepare for Croatia, Scotland, and the Czechs in Group D.
As for other key Liverpool participants, left back and national team captain Andy Robertson will be there in Group D for Scotland, and today, Thiago Alcantara was called on to join Spain while Diogo Jota is a certainty to join Portugal having passed fitness.
There will be others with Liverpool connections at the Euros—the departing Gini Wijnaldum and likely to depart Ozan Kabak, plus fringe players like Xherdan Shaqiri, Neco Williams, and Harry Wilson—but key player involvement appears likely to be relatively limited.