Trent Alexander-Arnold will miss out on the World Cup squad later this year, a former Liverpool player as claimed.
Danny Murphy took to talkSPORT to air his frustrations about the England right-back, with the former Liverpool and Fulham midfielder claiming that despite the 23-year-old bringing an attacking flare that no other England right-back has, he will still miss out.
Alexander-Arnold hasn't had the greatest start to the new season, with pundits being quick to point out his defensive frailties, and with just one goal and no assists for Liverpool since the start of the Premier League season, it's difficult to see a way in.
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Not only does the England right-back have to prove himself to Gareth Southgate, who has historically chosen others ahead of him, but he has to go up against the likes of Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier, all debatably in better form as well.
"I don't think Trent goes. I don't think that Southgate will pick him," Murphy told talkSPORT.
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"Would I pick him? Yes. In terms of right-backs, everyone will have different choices because we are blessed with them. The thing Trent gives you that none of the others do, even if you don't start him, he can do things from an attacking point of view that the others can't.
"He sees passes they don't see and he can cross the ball better than any of them. I'm not suggesting Kieran Trippier and Reece James aren't good crossers of the ball. Trent is a creative player."
When Jim probed about Alexander-Arnold's defensive solidity, that's when Danny Murphy first said he wouldn't start before changing it to "that's why he won't go".
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