Gareth Southgate will go away Trent Alexander-Arnold out of his England squad for the European Championship finals this summer season, reckons Gabby Agbonlahor.
The Liverpool right-back was a shock omission from the most recent Three Lions squad for the World Cup qualifiers towards San Marino, Albania and Poland.
In addition to successful the Champions League and the Premier League prior to now two years beneath Jurgen Klopp, Alexander-Arnold has featured prominently for England and is extensively considered one of the crucial highly-rated kids in world soccer.
Like lots of his Liverpool teammates, the 22-year-old has endured robust instances throughout the season – particularly when the Reds misplaced 4 video games in a row again in February.
He was excellent in Liverpool’s win over Arsenal on the weekend, although, with boss Klopp describing him as ‘world class’ and questioning why Southgate left him out.
Nonetheless, Agbonlahor instructed talkSPORT’s Sports activities Breakfast that Kieran Trippier, Kyle Walker and Reece James are all now forward of Alexander-Arnold in Southgate’s pecking order – and he expects it to stay that approach.
“He hasn’t been at his finest, however he’s nonetheless a terrific footballer,” Agbonlahor mentioned of Alexander-Arnold.
“Nevertheless it’s a extremely robust one with England since you have a look at Reece James; he is excellent going ahead, he’s respectable defending.
“Trent Alexander-Arnold is excellent going ahead, however not pretty much as good defensive-wise.
“Kyle Walker is certainly going to be within the squad as a result of he can play centre-half as nicely, Trippier is taking part in nicely at Atletico Madrid.
“In order a lot as Trent hasn’t been in his finest kind, possibly it’s simply that Southgate fancies these different right-backs forward of him and I feel he doesn’t make the squad, for me. I don’t suppose he takes him.
“I’d take him, however I don’t suppose he [Gareth Southgate] takes him as a result of Kyle Walker can play right-back and as a centre-half in a 3.”
England secured three wins from three from their World Cup qualifying video games within the worldwide break.
Regardless of the likes of Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer calling for Alexander-Arnold to get a recall, Agbonlahor believes Soughgate might not reverse his choice because of perceived defensive frailties to the teen’s sport.
He added: “If Trent Alexander-Arnold performed within the three video games England performed in final time they met up, he would have had excellent video games.
“However would you need him taking part in right-back when you’re attending to the latter levels towards a Portugal or a France when the higher gamers are available in?
“Or, would you like a Kyle Walker? A faster right-back, or a Reece James who is best at defending? So it’s robust and I feel everybody goes to be break up on it.”