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Jurgen Klopp Shocked By Trent Alexander-Arnold's Omission From England Squad

Nasir Jabbar

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Jurgen Klopp Shocked By Trent Alexander-Arnold's Omission From England Squad

Jurgen Klopp admits he was surprised by Trent Alexander-Arnold's England snub and did not understand Gareth Southgate's decision.

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The Liverpool defender was left out of the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.

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But his exclusion from The Three Lions squad baffled Klopp who said he respects Southgate's decision but says he did not understand it.

The Reds boss said: "If Trent Alexander-Arnold is not in the squad then England must have an extremely good squad.

"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."

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

"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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His side are a massive 25 points adrift of league leaders Manchester City as the defending champion occupy seventh place in the table.

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Topics: Liverpool, Football News, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Football, England, Jurgen Klopp, Gareth Southgate

Nasir Jabbar
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