Jurgen Klopp insists Trent Alexander-Arnold gave the perfect response to Gareth Southgate’s England snub and anyone who says the right back is not in good shape is WRONG
- Trent Alexander-Arnold was surprisingly left out of the last English squad
- Liverpool’s right back sparkled as Jurgen Klopp’s men rebelled against Arsenal
- He said the defender gave the perfect answer to his disappointment in England
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Trent Alexander-Arnold responded perfectly to his leaving Gareth Southgate England side and criticizing his form by putting in a classy performance.
Alexander-Arnold was instrumental in a convincing 3-0 win at the Emirates Stadium. Afterwards, Klopp paused at the end of an answer and said with a smile, “Trent showed his class again.”
Then he pressed whether he liked him more defensively or offensively, with Alexander-Arnold as the perfect cross for Diogo Jota’s opener, Klopp added: “ Look, I don’t want to make another funny discussion about Trent or that sort of thing. It’s Gareth’s decision.
Trent Alexander-Arnold looked back at his best when Liverpool beat Arsenal on Saturday
He’s pretty much blessed with the choice he has, especially in that position. But Trent is in good shape and if someone says he isn’t, then I have to say that’s wrong. So that’s it.
Other than that, Gareth makes his decisions, not me. I am not responsible for his decisions. ‘
On this win for Liverpool and where it leaves them in the fight for a top four finish, Klopp continued: ‘It was a very important statement for us as we have to show that we can fight.
He was instrumental in setting up Liverpool’s opening goal at the Emirates Stadium
“We’re not looking at West Ham, Leicester or Chelsea. We have plenty of games. We don’t start dreaming. We just keep working. It’s a nice sign, we’re still here. Tonight the package was really good. ‘
Jota, who was taken off the bench in the 61st minute and then scored in the 64th and 82nd, added: ‘If we do, I think we have a chance to be there. If we do our job, we have a chance to be there because it is very difficult to win in the Premier League.
It was an unreal ball (Alexander-Arnold’s assist). We have very good riders in the team and we should take advantage of that. It doesn’t matter whether you start or not, you have to be willing to make an impact and that’s what I always want to do. ‘
Jurgen Klopp (far right) said the defender gave the perfect answer to England