Football News: Trent Alexander-Arnold Set for Midfield Role at Euro 2024

In a significant development for England’s Euro 2024 campaign, it appears that Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold will be deployed as a midfielder during the tournament. The Three Lions have released their official squad numbers, and the allocation of the coveted No. 8 jersey to Alexander-Arnold has fueled speculation about Gareth Southgate’s tactical plans.

The Liverpool defender has showcased his ability to effectively transition from the right-back position to a more central midfield role, as evidenced by his impressive performances in England’s recent 3-0 warm-up win over Bosnia, where he scored a goal and was named Man of the Match.

Potential Permanent Midfield Role

This shift in Alexander-Arnold’s positioning could indicate a permanent move for the player, as there are suggestions he may adopt a similar role for Liverpool under the management of Arne Slot next season.

“Renowned England midfielders Paul Scholes and Frank Lampard have previously worn the No. 8 jersey with distinction, and talkSPORT columnist Henry Winter believes that Alexander-Arnold will be a key figure in England’s attacking approach at Euro 2024.”

Praise from England Legends

Former England star and midfield maestro Glenn Hoddle also praised the Liverpool player, placing him alongside the likes of Kevin De Bruyne as one of the best passers in the Premier League. Hoddle expects Alexander-Arnold to have a significant impact on the tournament, as England looks to secure a strong performance after their recent 1-0 defeat to Iceland in their final warm-up match.

With the Euro 2024 campaign set to kick off on June 16 against Serbia, England’s lineup and tactics will be closely scrutinized. The potential deployment of Alexander-Arnold in a midfield role could prove to be a game-changing move for the Three Lions, as they aim to make a deep run in the competition.

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