Steven Gerrard is the latest name to express his shock after Gareth Southgate omitted Alexander-Arnold from the latest England squad.
Steven Gerrard has revealed he is not in agreement with Gareth Southgate’s decision to drop Trent Alexander-Arnold from the England squad.
Southgate’s decision to ignore the Liverpool star from the Three Lions squad is a decision that has been questioned by many. Peter Crouch recently shared his thoughts on the matter as well.
In all fairness, Alexander-Arnold has endured a tough season with Liverpool. The 22-year-old has not been at the same consistent level he has shown in recent seasons.
However, those struggles could be attributed to Liverpool’s collective slump this term.
Rangers boss and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has said he would be happy to offer the Liverpool star some advice, while hailing the right-back as a ‘world-class’ player.
“One thing’s for sure, I’ll always be there for Trent,” Gerrard told the Athletic . “It goes without saying, any second of the day. I wouldn’t make the first move. He’s a man himself. He knows where he’s at.”
“Gareth Southgate makes the decisions there. I don’t necessarily agree with that decision. But I’m not the England manager. I think Trent is the best English right-back in the country.”
“One thing I’ve learned from being a player is you can’t always be 10 out of 10. When you do come off, you need that support, love and attention from your manager more than anyone else. So, I was surprised by the decision but that’s my opinion and my opinion is not important in this.”
“Trent is a world-class right-back, he’s the best right-back the country has got. We’ve got other fantastic right-backs by the way. But in terms of the loaded side of the question, I’m there for Trent and any of the other Liverpool players at any moment of the day.”
On the other side, Alexander-Arnold could benefit from his omission, as he would be afforded two weeks of rest in what has been a gruesome season so far.