Trent Alexander-Arnold is not Callum Hudson-Odoi, Ainsley Maitland-Niles or Robin Loftus-Cheek – a talented player in and out of his team and has yet to fulfill his potential.
Arguably the best right-back on the planet – someone who played a huge role in winning the Champions League and English Premier League and was a candidate for the Ballon d’Or last year.
So Gareth Southgate’s explanation of why he was knocked out of Trent from the last England squad is really odd.
See what he said in the tweet below:
Southgate confirms that he brought down Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“I don’t think he has played at the level he has been in the last few years. He’s a huge talent and I’m sure he will play a big role for England in the future.”
A silly decision, but good tidings #LFC
James Pearce (JamesPearceLFC) March 18, 2021
Great talent? England’s Future Role? These are the lines you’d expect the manager to use to talk about the guy he just doesn’t have the time with – not Trent.
We can imagine the player being devastated, but Juergen Klopp is betting very quietly happy with one of his stars in Kirkby for three weeks, recovering …
Trent was unpainted compared to his highs, but he was actually impressive in the previous two games and was the best player of the match against Wolves.
At least no Liverpool player would suffer an injury while at Southgate, however.