Steven Gerrard blasts Gareth Southgate for leaving out Trent Alexander-Arnold from the England national team
|Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard has hit out at Gareth Southgate for dropping Liverpool flying right back Trent Alexander-Arnold for England's World Cup qualifiers. (Photo credit: Getty Images)|
Steven Gerrard said he was surprised by England coach Gareth Southgate's decision to drop Trent Alexander-Arnold from the squad for their World Cup qualifiers and described the Liverpool defender as the "best English right-back in the country."
Southgate has an abundance of options at right-back and named Manchester City’s Kyle Walker's, Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier and Chelsea’s Reece James for the upcoming games.
On the other side of England's defense, Ben Chilwell has said he hopes his switch to a wing-back role at Chelsea could boost his chances of being included the starting line-up for this month's qualifiers.
"If you look at the formation England are playing, the formation we're playing here at the moment [at Chelsea] gives us the best possible chance to get used to playing in the positions that England want us to play in," Chilwell, who was named as part of Southgate's 26-man squad, told British media.