Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy, believes that England manager Gareth Southgate will leave right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold out of his England squad for November’s FIFA 2022 World Cup.
Murphy said this as Alexander-Arnold made another defensive error for Liverpool in their Champions League 2-1 win against Ajax on Tuesday.
England has an abundance of quality options at right-back, with Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James all vying for the same spot in the Three Lions starting XI.
With Alexander-Arnold suffering a dip in form this season, Murphy feels the 23-year-old will not be part of the England squad for Qatar later this year.
“I don’t think Trent goes,” Murphy told talkSPORT.
“I do not think that Southgate will pick him.”
Despite claiming Southgate won’t pick him, Murphy said he would take the player because he offers something some of the other options at right-back do not.
Murphy added, “Would I pick him? Yes! Everyone will have different choices because we are blessed with them [right-backs].
“The thing Trent gives you that none of the others can’t is 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. Trent is a creative player.”
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