Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville debate whether Trent Alexander-Arnold should make the Euro 2020 team
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville say Trent Alexander-Arnold would make their selection for England’s Euro 2020, although the former Manchester United man says the Liverpool star will not be chosen by Gareth Southgate.
- Trent Alexander-Arnold impressed in Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal
- The Liverpool fullback was left out of Gareth Southgate’s England squad
- Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville would include him in their Euro 2020 team
- However, Neville is of the opinion that Southgate will not include the Liverpool star
Sky Sports pundits Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville were involved in a heated debate over whether Trent Alexander-Arnold will become Gareth Southgate’s Euro 2020 team.
The conversation took place after the Liverpool star reacted to Southgate dropping him for the most recent England side, with a brilliant performance in his side’s 3-0 win over Arsenal.
His failure to play against San Marino, Albania and Poland raises doubts as to whether he will become Southgate’s England squad this summer.
There have been questions about whether Trent Alexander-Arnold should make the England team
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have said they would both include the Liverpool youngster
Carrager debated the issue on Monday Night Football, saying Southgate should choose the Liverpool youngster.
He said, ‘Yes he should, he’s a unique talent. He’s not the same as any other fullback.
‘He’s a playmaker, he’s Kevin De Bruyne who plays as a right back. I can guarantee that a Harry Kane or Raheem Sterling will want him in those attacking positions and will put a cross.
Southgate has to play him in a way to get him more on the ball in those positions. Kane and Sterling will want that man on the ball in that position more than anyone. ‘
However, his co-pundit Neville was of the opinion that the Liverpool fullback will not make it to Southgate’s roster this summer.
Neville said, “I don’t think he’ll involve Arnold. I think leaving him out of the March games is a precursor to leaving him out in the summer.
“He is getting everyone used to this incredible talent not going to the tournament unless someone gets injured.”
“ I alluded to last season that in an incredible season for him, where if he doesn’t get more serious about his defending, there will eventually come a point where you get him enough that way covering him the other way (defensive). ‘
He added: ‘So I say to myself in a one-off match, in a tournament, in a quarter or semi-final, I ask who is England going to play against? They will play against Germany, Belgium, France, Portugal.
Neville said he does not believe Gareth Southgate will include him in the Euro 2020 team
‘Who is he going to play against? (Eden) Hazard, (Kylian) Mbappe, (Leroy) Sane, (Diogo) Jota and (Cristiano) Ronaldo. Who do they want to play against? (Reece) James, (Kyle) Walker or Trent? They’ll say, I’m leaving Trent ahead, he’s leaving room. ‘
Carragher then asked Neville if he wanted to take him to the European Championship, and the former Manchester United man said he would take the Liverpool star.
Then he added: ‘If I play Mbappé, Hazard, Sane, Ronaldo or Jota in the semifinals, who wants Southgate in that position.
“The reason he’s not taking him is because he’s there to win a tournament and he’ll trust players like Walker or Tripper in a back three or wing back. Maybe James because he has more power to take on a Mbappe or Ronaldo and I don’t think he will take him.
Carragher hit back at Neville: “If you’ve chosen Kieran Trippier over Trent Alexander-Arnold, that’s embarrassing,” to which Neville responded, “Relax, he’s on my team.”