Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold on final 2018 Golden Boy shortlist

Tom Davies, Phil Foden, Diogo Dalot and Odsonne Edouard also included

Trent Alexander-Arnold
Image: Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of 20 nominees for the 2018 European Golden Boy award

Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of four Premier League players on the final 20-man shortlist for the 2018 European Golden Boy award.

The award, established by Italian publication Tuttosport, is given to the best player under the age of 21 in Europe, with the winner being decided by 30 journalists from media outlets across the continent.

Tom Davies
Image: Everton's Tom Davies has made the shortlist

A 40-man shortlist was announced last month but that has now been cut to 20 with Alexander-Arnold, Everton midfielder Tom Davies, Manchester City midfielder Phil Foden and Manchester United full-back Diogo Dalot up for the award.

The Scottish Premiership has representation too from Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard who joined the champions for a club record fee of £9m from Paris Saint-Germain in June this year.

Kylian Mbappe celebrates after giving France the lead
Image: Kylian Mbappe is the favourite to win the award

PSG forward and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe, 19, is the favourite to win the award for the second year running after he received another nomination.

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Former winners of the award include Lionel Messi (2005), Sergio Aguero (2007) and Paul Pogba (2013).

2018 European Golden Boy Nominees

Kylian Mbappe PSG
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool
Kelvin Amian Adou Toulouse
Houssem Aouar Lyon
Josip Brekalo Wolfsburg
Patrick Crutone AC Milan
Dani Olmo Dinamo Zagreb
Tom Davies Everton
Matthijs de Ligt Ajax
Diogo Dalot Manchester Utd
Eder Militao Porto
Odsonne Edouard Celtic
Phil Foden Manchester City
Gedson Fernandes Benfica
Amadou Haidara Red Bull Salzburg
Achraf Hakimi Borussia Dortmund (Real Madrid)
Nanitamo Ikone Lille
Justin Kluivert Roma
Dayot Upamecano RB Leipzig
Vinicius Junior Real Madrid

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