However, those recent performances haven't done enough to convince Gareth Southgate to bring him to Russian Federation as part of his 23-man squad for the tournament.
Everton's Jordan Pickford, Stoke City's Jack Butland and Burnley's Nick Pope are the chosen stoppers who will be vying to start in Russian Federation.
It was widely reported on Tuesday that England manager Gareth Southgate would leave out on-loan West Ham goalkeeper Joe Hart and Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere.
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"The first call up for Trent Alexander-Arnold is well deserved".
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England coach Gareth Southgate stuck to his principles and selected a young and energetic group of 23 players who can fit a variety of formations but will be short of experience at major tournaments.
Southgate has named his 23-man World Cup squad. Gary Cahill is likely to lead the Three Lions at the World Cup.
"The selection process has been over months really, it's not just been the last few weeks".
Southgate does not have to formally submit his squad list to Federation Internationale de Football Association until June 4.
"It wasn't an enjoyable part of the job and I feel it's important to acknowledge their contribution in getting us to Russian Federation".
Lallana is one of the big-name players to miss out and was placed on the five-man standby list that also includes Tom Heaton, Jake Livermore, James Tarkowski and Lewis Cook.
Southgate will have much to ponder as he prepares for friendlies against Nigeria and Costa Rica, after which it is on to Russian Federation where the talking will stop and the England will discover just where they stand in the world pecking order.