LIVERPOOL right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold has been included in England's 23-man squad for the World Cup, the Football Association has announced.

Manager Gareth Southgate has also named Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph and Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope in his intended group for this summer's tournament in Russia.

As had been widely speculated upon, Southgate decided against selecting City goalkeeper Joe Hart, who has spent the past year on loan at West Ham, or Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.

Chelsea's Ruben Loftus-Cheek has earned selection after season on loan at Crystal Palace, but there is no place for Southampton left-back Ryan Bertrand.

Tottenham's Danny Rose and Ashley Young of Manchester United were the chosen left-backs, while Delph, who has impressed in that position this season for City, can also cover the position.

Chelsea centre-back Gary Cahill has been given a place, while Pope will join Everton's Jordan Pickford and Stoke's Jack Butland as the squad's keepers.

The inclusion of Cahill, who was dropped by Southgate in March and may not have made the cut had Joe Gomez been fit, was met with a lukewarm reaction.

Dennis Wise, one of Cahill's predecessors as Chelsea captain, told Sky Sports News: "He's an experienced campaigner and someone you'd like to think would be very helpful towards the younger ones.

"On his overall performances over the year, it hasn't been fantastic. He's been in and out and struggled at times.

"This is Gareth showing a lot of trust in an older campaigner. If it's on total form this year he hasn't been on good form, unfortunately."

Former England defneder Sol Campbell was pleased to see Delph included, despite his last England cap coming in 2015.

The versatile midfielder was a Premier League title winner with City this season and Campbell believes the environment at the Etihad Stadium could have tipped the balance in his favour.

"He's been in a top, top side at Manchester City, with Pep (Guardiola) and the whole thing that comes with it," Campbell said on Sky Sports News.

"If you're training against those kind of players week in, week out you can only benefit. It elevates your skill factor. When you get to a big tournament you're not going to be surprised.

"He's done well, getting tackles, he's very mobile, gets around and he's been in high pressure scenarios in the Champions League."

England's 23-man squad for this summer's World Cup in Russia:

Butland (Stoke), Pickford (Everton), Pope (Burnley); Jones (Man Utd), Cahill (Chelsea), Walker (Man City), Trippier (Tottenham), Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Rose (Tottenham), Young (Man Utd), Stones (Man City), Maguire (Leicester); Dier (Tottenham), Henderson (Liverpool), Delph (Man City), Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea), Lingard (Man Utd), Alli (Tottenham); Kane (Tottenham), Rashford (Man Utd), Vardy (Leicester), Sterling (Man City), Welbeck (Arsenal).