(Video) Gary Neville bemoans the absence of Alexander-Arnold for England against USA

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Despite being part of the World Cup squad for England, Trent Alexander-Arnold still hasn’t been handed a single minute of football by Gareth Southgate yet and that has upset Gary Neville.

Speaking on ITV, the former right-back said: “We’ve got a couple of talents there sat on the bench in Trent Alexander-Arnold and Foden who, to be fair, in terms of opening up a game – Trent Alexander-Arnold’s got some of the best delivery you’ll ever see from a full-back… for those two to not come off the bench was a little bit disappointing to be fair”.

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The host, Mark Pougatch, went on to say that it was the defensive frailties of our No.66 that stopped him from being brought onto the pitch – something which is becoming such a lazy argument at this point.

For Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola to trust Alexander-Arnold and Phil Foden every week but the England manager not being able to do so, says a lot about the gulf in quality of coaches in this dicussion.

You can watch Neville’s take on the absence of Alexander-Arnold (from 2:33) via @itvfootball on Twitter and ITV Sport on YouTube:

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