However, he has fallen behind Jordan Pickford, Jack Butland and Nick Pope after making errors and losing his place during a loan spell at West Ham from Manchester City. His last appearance for his country was the Euro 2016 last-16 defeat by Iceland.
The Liverpool defender found himself called up to the national side as Gareth Southgate announced his 23-man squad for the finals on Wednesday.
Southgate had said that his squad for Russian Federation would not contain any surprises, but according to the Goal Pressure Index, presented by Sure and powered by Opta, a few rather left-field names should have found themselves on the plane to Russian Federation.
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A youngster in Sheffield stood above graffiti of Jamie Vardy's name whilst Trent Alexander-Arnold's selection was presented on a phone.
Not only is he set to start the Champions League final against Real Madrid later this month, he is now heading to Russian Federation despite having never appeared in any of Gareth Southgate's previous squads.
He joins Tom Heaton, James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook and Adam Lallana in being placed on the back-up list. "When we pick young players, it's not just because they are young, it's because their performances deserve it", Southgate said. "But it doesn't mean anything, really, because we have to keep improving as a team", Southgate told ESPN when asked what he would see as a successful World Cup.
England begin their Group G campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18th, before games against Panama and Belgium.
But he has only played in one of the past five games under Southgate.
Southgate named his 23-man squad on Wednesday and chose to omit Wilshere, who was also left off the five-man standby list for the upcoming tournament in Russian Federation.