The Liverpool midfielder was named in Roy Hodgson's 26-man squad on Monday.
England manager Roy Hodgson named his provisional 26-man squad for Euro 2016 on Monday afternoon in preparation for the tournament.
Adam Lallana was among those named in the group, alongside four of his Liverpool teammates.
Hodgson has a difficult decision to make though as he has to trim his current selection down to 23 before the May 30 deadline.
The three men he elects to cut out will be a difficult decision for the Three Lions boss, and Pearce says Lallana could be at risk of being left out.
“Who might be on the list of losing his place is Adam Lallana,” he told Sky Sports.
“Where does Adam play? In a tight three, are there better players for that position? Or if he does play in a wide area, is Townsend a better out and out wide player?”
It will certainly be interesting to see who Hodgson decides to cut from his squad for Euro 2016.
Youngster Marcus Rashford is likely to be omitted, while it is hard to see Manchester City midfielder Fabian Delph staying in the final selection either.
After that though it is hard to see who Hodgson elects to remove from the squad and much will depend on what formation he chooses to employ with his team.