Alan Shearer names his England XI for Euro 2021 & 26-man squad in full ahead of 2pm announcement

Alan Shearer has put himself in the England hot seat and chosen the 26-man squad that he would pick for ‘Euro 2020’ ahead of Gareth Southgate’s official announcement at 2pm today.

In a piece for The Athletic, our record goalscorer has also picked his starting XI, which features Alexander-Arnold in at right-back – despite some claims he won’t even be selected – Shaw down the left, Rice and Henderson behind Mount in midfield and Foden in attack alongside Kane and Sterling.

The former Three Lions captain has also weighed in on the right back debate, with Southgate having an embarrassment of riches in that position, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, Kieran Trippier and Aaron Wan-Bissaka all vying for the spot.

Here is the squad he would take – keep in mind Nick Pope has since been ruled out – followed by the starting 11 he wants to see start against Croatia on Sunday June 13th:

GOALKEEPERSJordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope (Burnley), Dean Henderson (Manchester United).

DEFENDERSReece James (Chelsea), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Kyle Walker (Manchester City), Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Ben Chilwell (Chelsea), John Stones (Manchester City), Harry Maguire (Manchester United), Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa), Michael Keane (Everton).

CENTRAL MIDFIELDDeclan Rice (West Ham United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

ATTACKERSMason Mount (Chelsea), Jack Grealish (Aston Villa), Phil Foden (Manchester City), Bukayo Saka (Arsenal), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur), Dominic Calvert-Lewin (Everton), Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Mason Greenwood (Manchester United).

STARTING 11 – (4-2-1-3): Pickford — Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Maguire, Shaw — Rice, Henderson — Mount — Sterling, Kane, Foden.

How would you like to see us line up two weeks on Sunday and what 26-man squad would you be taking to this summer’s tournament? Let us know!

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