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Gary Neville Mocks Jamie Carragher After Trent Alexander-Arnold U-Turn

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Gary Neville Mocks Jamie Carragher After Trent Alexander-Arnold U-Turn

Gary Neville didn't need much encouragement to mock Jamie Carragher, after the former Liverpool defender criticised Trent Alexander-Arnold just 24 hours after praising him.

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On Monday night, Neville and Carragher were involved in a heated debate about the England squad for this summer's Euros, with Carragher claiming it would be 'embarrassing' if Alexander-Arnold didn't go.

Things got so bad that the pair even continued the discussion in the car park after Sky Sports had finished for the night, after the former Liverpool captain had compared the current Reds' star to Kevin de Bruyne.

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Unfortunately for the pundit, and Alexander-Arnold, things didn't go well for Jurgen Klopp's side, especially the right back, on Tuesday night, as Real Madrid beat them 3-1 in the Champions League quarter final.

Working for CBS, Carragher went into detail about the 22-year-old's issues and explained his problems in defence, claiming the full back acted 'like he feels like defending is not his job.'

Whilst Carra wasn't necessarily directly contradicting anything he'd said 24 hours previous, he was at least proving the point Neville had made.

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The former Manchester United full back said he would take Trent to the Euros but tried to explain the defensive reasons that Southgate might not, and he was quick to jump on Carragher's latest take.

On Sky, following West Ham's win over Wolves, Neville explained the issue with Alexander-Arnold saying, "I'm saying to myself: who are England going to be playing? Germany. Belgium. France. Portugal.

"Who is he going to be playing against? Hazard. Mbappe. Sane. Jota. Ronaldo.

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"Who do they want to play against? James, Walker or Trent? They'll say: 'I'll let Trent go forward, he'll leave space in behind me. I'll have Trent'."

Trent endures a tough night against Vinicius Jr. Image: PA Images
Trent endures a tough night against Vinicius Jr. Image: PA Images

Whilst Neville concentrated on the continent's elite forward's that Trent might come up against in the Euros, it was Brazilian Vinicius Jr who caused him issues on Tuesday, with a brace for Zinedine Zidane's side.

Carragher also brought up the issue of the full back facing players one-on-one, as his colleague had a day prior, saying, "He's in position, he is one v one defending, he comes out (to close down the attacker) and there's no bend in the leg.

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"So, basically when you go out there (and you're low with a bend in your leg), you are low and you try and go past me then I can push off.

"I can push forward. I can go this way (left) and I can go that way (right). And you defend properly. I always see him stood like that (up straight). You cannot change direction.

"So, he doesn't have that intensity in his legs and the focus to defend. This guy is not going to go past me. It's like he feels like defending is not his job. [That he] should be on the ball."

Maybe Carragher agrees with Neville after all, not that he would admit it...

Featured Image Credit: CBS/Sky Sports/PA

Topics: Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Football, Euro 2020, Premier League, Champions League, Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Real Madrid

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