‘It’s sad’ – Henry Winter fires big dig at Southgate over Trent Alexander-Arnold England truth

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Gareth Southgate’s apparent lack of faith in Trent Alexander-Arnold’s abilities has been well-documented since the 52-year-old took over the reins at England in 2016.

Speaking about the Liverpool star’s ongoing struggles to catch the national boss’ eye, Henry Winter noted on Twitter that it was ‘a waste’ and ‘England’s loss’.

The Reds’ Academy graduate has, admittedly, been far from his glittering best this term, though it’s far from likely to remain the case after the international break, let alone by the time the Three Lions jet off for Qatar.

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Trent has struggled to replicate his 2021/22 form

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Ultimately, it’s worth remembering that it does hand Jurgen Klopp a rather sizeable advantage when it comes to guaranteeing a low risk of the 23-year-old picking up an injury or returning to Merseyside without having enjoyed a proper rest.

Still, we can’t help but feel sorry for arguably the best right-back on the planet (on his day) and the lack of chances he gets to show off his ability on the international stage.

That may very well change if decision-makers cave to pressure and sack Southgate, potentially bringing in a coach more appreciative of the No.66’s talents but it seems likely, as things currently stand, that Alexander-Arnold won’t have much of a role to play in the upcoming World Cup.

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  1. You watch Walker, Trippier and James playing for England and they hardly inspire confidence. As a Liverpool supporter I am glad TAA is not getting picked as it prevents injury and keeps him fresh. Not to pick him shows that Southgate is unable to harness his strengths so he plays safe. Glad he is England manager to be honest.

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