Team England ads are barely getting coverage on EOTK. After all, whatever the England team represents to us is an opportunity for our players to get injured – even though we are in the big leagues – we clearly want to see Jordan Henderson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and others do a good job.
Yesterday, however, there was a major controversy as Gareth Southgate canceled the latter from his recent list – preferring Reese James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier.
For many Reds, that’s really a positive, as Trent will have a much-needed three-week break – but the player himself hurts being overlooked – as expected – while his club manager feels in the dark.
“There will be no celebration from Jurgen Klopp. He knows how much it means for England to represent his dynamic right-back, who is understood to be shattered by losing his 26-man Southgate squad. Now Klopp will be tasked with lifting his chin off the ground,” James Pearce wrote in The Athletic.
“Southgate’s interpretation that Alexander Arnold paid the price for a downturn at a time when James and Trippier were enjoying” exceptional seasons “is definitely inconsistent with the way Klopp and his team see things.”
Southgate’s explanation was nonsense, too – referring to Trent as an indecent young player.
He’s 22 years old, but he’s also the best right-back on the planet … If Southgate plays wing back, there is definitely no one better in world football.
However, it’s his loss – and Trent will fight his way back.
If only Scotland had had the same situation with Andy Robertson and they could have had a long break!