Alexander-Arnold thrived in a hybrid midfield role for Liverpool in the final months of the 2022-23 season and was at his creative best against Malta in his first international start for a year, scoring a long-range goal and playing a part in two others.
His decision is seen as a triumph for the Americans, as Balogun scored 21 Ligue 1 goals this season, after Southgate said it would take time for him to start for the Three Lions.
Southgate led England to the World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar where they lost to France and the manager wanted to be sure after the tournament that staying on was the right thing to do.
lopp said he did not understand England boss Gareth Southgate's decision to drop Trent Alexander-Arnold from the squad for their World Cup qualifiers.
England manager Gareth Southgate said he will have to tone down his goal celebrations after dislocating his shoulder while having a run during a day off on Wednesday.
England will ring the changes for Thursday's friendly against Costa Rica in Leeds with manager Gareth Southgate warning against complacency and keen to give his entire squad playing time before the World Cup.
France midfielder Paul Pogba is one of several black players to have been targeted with racist chants by Russian football supporters
The 39-year-old former central defender won 81 caps for England from 1997-2011, most of them while at Manchester United.
Southgate announced his latest choice during his news conference on Monday ahead of the Wembley clash with the Azzuri.
England manager Gareth Southgate felt Ruben Loftus-Cheek has shown the level required for international football after he produced a promising debut performance in a 0-0 draw with Germany.
Gareth Southgate relished the chance to introduce fresh faces ahead of next year's World Cup.
England coach Gareth Southgate has called on Swansea City striker Tammy Abraham, who is officially loaned to Swansea from Chelsea.
Harry Kane is confident he will shoulder the added responsibility of being named captain for Thursday's World Cup qualifier against Slovenia at Wembley.
Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton has undergone surgery on a dislocated shoulder and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, manager Sean Dyche said on Thursday.
Gareth Southgate, England National Team manger, decided to let the national team train with the Royal Marines ahead of the FIFA week.