Gareth Southgate responds to the omission of Trent Alexander-Arnold


The England National team boss Gareth Southgate addresses the omission of Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Gareth Southgate addresses the “Trent Alexander-Arnold” situation

Gareth Southgate, the manager of England, has explained why he left Trent Alexander-Arnold out of the team for the 1-0 loss to Italy.

Alexander-Arnold was not included in the matchday squad for Friday’s match against Italy. He is the latest addition in the current international season.

Kieran Trippier was one of the replacements for the defeat, which secured England’s downfall from League A of the UEFA Nations League. Instead, Southgate chose to start Kyle Walker and Reece James.

Gareth Southgate:

“I don’t see risks. You can have a style of play and a way of playing, and a balance to the team, that… at Liverpool they find a way of playing that brings the best out of his attributes and that’s what we’re all trying to do with every team.”

Before the World Cup roster is revealed, Alexander-Arnold will be aiming to play against Germany in an effort to impress Southgate.

The flair of Trent Alexander-Arnold

Alexander-Arnold, who plays the right wing for Jürgen Klopp’s club, has emerged as one of the most crucial players.

Alexander-Arnold was one of the most technically skilled right-backs of the contemporary age. It is due to his upbringing playing in center midfield. Alexander-game Arnold’s is most remarkable when he crosses. He has excellent technique and can alter his crosses depending on where he is on the field to pinpoint a certain teammate with uncanny accuracy.

He is skilled enough with the ball and has experience playing in center midfield to contribute there, at least briefly, to Liverpool’s build-up play. But he also has a fresh angle to cross from in this new, smaller position.

Trent is a wonderful match for the Reds, given that he meshes well with Klopp’s style of play. Who can predict the future? Maybe the Liverpool right-back will find his position in the team soon enough.

Looking at the current situation, should Klopp think of changing the formation as Trent does suffer in defensive areas? Will moving Liverpool’s no. 66 in the mid help the Reds? Well, it doesn’t seem like Klopp is going to make any changes to the current formation any time soon.

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