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Jamie Carragher Believes Trent Alexander-Arnold Missing The Euros For Kieran Trippier Would Be 'Embarrassing'

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Jamie Carragher Believes Trent Alexander-Arnold Missing The Euros For Kieran Trippier Would Be 'Embarrassing'

Jamie Carragher has joked anyone picking Kieran Trippier over Trent Alexander-Arnold in the England squad is 'embarrassing'.

The Liverpool defender found himself left out of Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad for the last set of World Cup qualifiers.

Many now believe this could indicate Alexander-Arnold missing this summer's European Championships, with Kyle Walker, Reece James and Trippier ahead in the pecking order.

Carragher spoke on Monday Night Football and praised the 22-year-old's attacking ability before criticising his omission from the England fold.

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When asked if Alexander-Arnold should be going to the Euros, he replied: "Yes. He's a unique talent. He's not the same as any other full-backs I've seen before, most full-backs are up and down the line.

"He's a playmaker. I've said he's Kevin De Bruyne playing right-back and that's what he is, he's different."

Gary Neville then explained why Alexander-Arnold likely won't feature for England against some of the world's top wingers.

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The duo will be picking their England squads later on this evening and Carragher quipped: "If you pick Kieran Trippier over Trent Alexander-Arnold, that is embarrassing!"

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"If Trent Alexander-Arnold is not in the squad then England must have an extremely good squad," he said.

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"I was surprised when he didn't get the call-up. I respect the decision, of course I do. But I didn't understand it.

"I am a manager myself; I make decisions every day, every weekend, every midweek about team selections and squad selections."

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Klopp added: "We always make decisions that other people probably do not understand.


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"I respect that Gareth makes his own decisions, of course, but I didn't understand it anyway because Trent Alexander-Arnold was in the last two seasons at least, let me say the season before and the season before that, the stand out right-back in world football - that is the truth and at an unbelievable young age.

"He started the season with Covid and you can imagine it took him a while to get into the season, but from the moment when he was in the season, he was one of our most consistent players and a stand-out player.

"He could play all the time, high level all these types of things, so that cannot be the reason that he was not in the squad."

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Topics: Liverpool, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Football, Kieran Trippier, England, Jamie Carragher

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