Trent Alexander-Arnold opens up about Southgate and England duty

The Liverpool right back has been snubbed from International duty several times over the years by Gareth Southgate. Gareth has faced considerable backlash for omitting the Liverpool star each time. Trent is arguably one of the best right backs in the world. He is the main man for the Reds in right back position for many years now. Trent Alexander is one of the best crossers of the ball, having the ability to sway in an accurate cross from impossible situations. However, despite having such ability on the ball and talent, it doesn’t guarantee Trent selection in the England squad every-time. There is an argument that despite his offensive abilities, he is not as solid in defence, compared to other fullbacks. That may be a reason why the England boss has preferred Reece James and Kieran Trippier in the right-back position.

Trent Alexander-Arnold on Gareth Southgate

While talking to FourFourTwo Trent said,

“I think a lot of it comes down to timing, In a different era and different generation, I’d have played much more for my country.”

“However, I’m a firm believer in my own ability, what I bring to a team and what I can do on a football pitch. I still believe I’ve got a big role to play with England, to go and help the team win silverware — whether I play every minute of a tournament or I play no minutes at all in a tournament.”

“I fully understand that decisions have to be made and I’ll never throw my toys out the pram.”

Trent Alexander-Arnold further said that he has a good share of chances at the club level and he is grateful to Jurgen Klopp for it. Further, he added that, he has no grudges against Gareth Southgate for lack of chances.

He said,

“I know how difficult it must be. You’ve got so many options, so many decisions to make, and I”ll never hold it against a manager for making that decision.”

Fans are eager to see if the player gets featured in England’s squad in Euros 2024.

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