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.
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
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.
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.
A lot more sense than that dinosaur Martin Tyler then- gez (@Gezwend) June 9, 2019
Martin Tyler discussing on commentary if Trent Alexander-Arnold is good enough defensively to play for England in a back-four.- bet365 (@bet365) June 9, 2019
He played in a Liverpool back-four that kept 20 Premier League clean sheets and won the Champions League.
Martin Tyler asking if Alexander-Arnold is good enough to play at international level. He's 20 and has played in back to back CL finals and has been named as the best right back in the Premier League.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 9, 2019
I'm going to go with a yes.
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.
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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