Gerrard reacts to Southgate’s Alexander-Arnold England omission

Steven Gerrard has said he disagrees with Gareth Southgate’s decision to leave Trent Alexander-Arnold out of the England squad.

The Liverpool defenders omission from the latest international side has been the biggest talking point to come from the selection.

The choice by Southgate was explained when the Three Lions boss claimed TAA hasn’t been performing at the level we’re used to seeing from him in recent years. Instead, Reece James, Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier received the call-up to play San Marino, Albania and Poland.

“Trent is the best right-back in the country”

Plenty of Liverpool fans were left frustrated by the decision and even Gerrard was a bit confused. The former Reds midfielder has always been a fan of Trent’s work, even tipping him for superstardom in his autobiography.

During a recent interview with The Athletic, Gerrard further explained his thoughts on the situation.

“One thing’s for sure, I’ll always be there for Trent,” he said. “It goes without saying, any second of the day. I wouldn’t make the first move. He’s a man himself. He knows where he’s at. 

“Gareth Southgate makes the decisions there. I don’t necessarily agree with that decision. But I’m not the England manager. I think Trent is the best English right-back in the country. 

“One thing I’ve learned from being a player is you can’t always be 10 out of 10. When you do come off, you need that support, love and attention from your manager more than anyone else. So, I was surprised by the decision but that’s my opinion and my opinion is not important in this. 

“Trent is a world class right-back, he’s the best right-back the country has got. We’ve got other fantastic right-backs by the way. But in terms of the loaded side of the question, I’m there for Trent and any of the other Liverpool players at any moment of the day.”

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