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Martin Tyler Questioned If Trent Alexander-Arnold Is Good Enough For England

Martin Tyler Questioned If Trent Alexander-Arnold Is Good Enough For England


Football fans reacted with bemusement to Martin Tyler's comments about Trent Alexander-Arnold during Switzerland vs England, wondering if he was good enough for their defence.

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Despite Alexander-Arnold shining in Liverpool's defence this season, Sky Sports commentator Tyler questioned if the 20-year-old could play in the Three Lion's back line.

The 73-year-old broadcaster asked if the youngster was 'good enough defensively to play international football' in a back four

Image Credit: PA
Image Credit: PA

Co-commentator Gary Neville didn't seem to agree as he stated teams may have to 'man-mark' Alexander-Arnold going forward.

The Reds academy graduate broke the Premier League record for most assists from a defender in a single season this year, managing 12 in 29 appearances.

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Considering the right-back also featured in a Liverpool back four that conceded 22 league goals all season as well as win the Champions League, Twitter did not agree with Tyler's claims.



Despite Tyler's words, Alexander-Arnold was a strong attacking threat for England as they defeated Switzerland 6-5 on penalties following a 0-0 draw in their Nations League third play-off.

Jordan Pickford was the star man at the end by scoring his own penalty as well as saving Josip Drmic's spot-kick to seal third place for England.

England players celebrating their penalty shootout victory (Image Credit: PA)
England players celebrating their penalty shootout victory (Image Credit: PA)

Callum Wilson looked to have scored the winner just over five minutes before the end but saw his strike ruled out by VAR due to a foul in the build-up.

Despite this, legendary commentator Tyler's comments about Alexander-Arnold seem to be grabbing most of the headines.

You have to wonder if Tyler has changed his opinion of the right-back following Sunday afternoons game.

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Topics: Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nations League, Alexander-Arnold, Martin Tyler, England, Sky Sports, Switzerland

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. He lived to tell the tale.

 

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