England Euro 2020 squad – who Neville, Ferdinand and big-name pundits would pick

Does Jack Grealish make the cut after his injury woes? Does Trent Alexander-Arnold deserve a recall? Should the Three Lions make room for 17-year-old Jude Bellingham?

These are but a few of the questions Gareth Southgate faces as he prepares to unveil his England squad for Euro 2020 on Tuesday 25 May.

The Three Lions reached the final tournament with flying colours, winning seven of their eight qualifying matches, scoring 37 goals and conceding just six in the process.

But a group of the Czech Republic, Kosovo, Bulgaria and Montenegro was never likely to trouble a side which reached the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Indeed, Southgate knows a successful qualifying campaign will count for nothing if England crash out of the Euros with a premature exit.

As he bids to lead the Three Lions to glory, he must strike the balance between youth and experience, between work rate and flair, and between physicality and composure.

Of course, everyone has their own opinion on who should make the squad – and here are the selections of six of the biggest pundits around.

Alan Shearer

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford (Everton), Nick Pope ( Burnley ), Dean Henderson ( Manchester United ).

Defenders: Reece 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 ).

Midfielders: Declan Rice ( West Ham United), Jordan Henderson (Liverpool), Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund), Kalvin Phillips (Leeds United).

Forwards: Mason 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).

Given England's host of attacking-minded players who are able to play multiple advanced roles, Alan Shearer decided to split his selections into central midfielders and attackers.

This allowed the former striker, writing for The Athletic , to name four holding midfielders and a fleet of forwards in front of what is fast emerging as a fairly template goalkeeping trio and defence.

Gary Neville

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur), Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell.

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, James Ward-Prowse ( Southampton ), Mason Mount, Phil Foden.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish, Mason Greenwood.

Gary Neville made his selections in April, before UEFA announced the increase of squad sizes from 23 to 26 players.

As such, there are a fair few notable absentees from his squad, including Borussia Dortmund duo Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham.

The former right-back made room for Tottenham defender Eric Dier and Southampton captain James Ward-Prowse in midfield.

Jamie Carragher

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Tyrone Mings, Conor Coady, Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell, Reece James.

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham, Mason Mount, Phil Foden.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Jack Grealish.

Jamie Carragher agreed with Sky Sports co-pundit Gary Neville on 20 of 23 selections but opted for Conor Coady over Eric Dier and Jude Bellingham over James Ward-Prowse.

He also sacrificed Mason Greenwood from the attack in favour of another right-back in Reece James – a decision which left Neville baffled at the time.

Rio Ferdinand

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Dean Henderson, Nick Pope.

Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James, John Stones, Harry Maguire, Michael Keane, Ben Godfrey (Everton), Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell.

Midfielders: Jack Grealish, Mason Mount, Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, Jordan Henderson, Kalvin Phillips, Phil Foden, Bukayo Saka, James Maddison ( Leicester City).

Forwards: Harry Kane, Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Greenwood.

Rio Ferdinand included a second Everton defender in the form of Ben Godfrey – who is yet to make his senior debut – as well as Michael Keane.

He also chose Leicester playmaker James Maddison, who triumphed in the FA Cup with the Foxes last Saturday.

Which pundits' squad – if any – do you agree with? Have your say in the comments.

Glenn Hoddle

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Sam Johnstone (West Brom).

Defenders: John Stones, Harry Maguire, Luke Shaw, Conor Coady, Kyle Walker, Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Midfielders: Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Kalvin Phillips, Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Mason Mount, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka, James Maddison.

Forwards: Harry Kane, Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Danny Ings (Southampton), Jadon Sancho, Michail Antonio (West Ham United).

Glenn Hoddle's selections are sure to raise eyebrows. As well as dropping Dean Henderson for Sam Johnstone, the former England boss chose a generous three right-backs but just three centre-backs and one-left-back.

This allowed him to name a seven-man attack with Southampton hitman Danny Ings and West Ham talisman Michail Antonio introduced.

Joe Cole

Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Dean Henderson.

Defenders: Harry Maguire, John Stones, Tyrone Mings, Kyle Walker, Reece James, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ben Chilwell, Luke Shaw, Ezri Konsa (Aston Villa).

Midfielders: Bukayo Saka, Declan Rice, Mason Mount, Jordan Henderson, James Maddison, Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Jude Bellingham.

Forwards: Raheem Sterling, Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mason Greenwood, Jadon Sancho.

Surprises are few and far between in Joe Cole's squad, but the former midfielder chose to double up on Aston Villa defenders by naming Ezri Konsa as well as Tyrone Mings.

Perhaps one area where his squad is light is in defensive midfield, as he found no room for Leeds enforcer Kalvin Phillips.

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