Former England right-back Danny Mills has claimed that Trent Alexander-Arnold makes a mistake every time he plays.
Speaking on TalkSPORT, Mills insisted that the Liverpool star gets caught out in each and every game.
“He’s amazing going forward but defensively he gets caught out every single time and he has done for ages,” said the pundit.
“In the big games, not in the group stages, in the knockout stages, he’ll get found out. It’s happened every single time in big games, there’s always a moment where he gets found out, he’s caught out of position. It’s happened this season time and time again. So, it’s a waste of a pick for me [for England], because at what stage is he going to play?”
Mills talking nonsense
This is a pretty ludicrous claim from a player who never got anywhere close to Trent’s level.
We all know that the 23-year-old needs to work on the defensive side of his game. That’s been made abundantly clear by pundits like Mills at every given opportunity.
But to suggest that Alexander-Arnold makes a mistake in every game? Pure nonsense.
If that really were the case, Trent wouldn’t have got past the U15s at Liverpool, let alone won Champions League and Premier League titles.
Alexander-Arnold overlooked once again
Unfortunately, England’s manager keeps supplying Mills and the like with ammo by constantly messing Trent around.
Gareth Southgate’s latest master stroke was to drop the Liverpool man from the squad for last night’s game with Germany.
Regardless of what that kind of move could do for Trent’s confidence, it gives pundits a green light to keep airing these nonsensical views.
It isn’t the first time the £160k-a-week star has been singled out for rotten treatment by Southgate. At this point, you wonder whether Alexander-Arnold might well be better off sparing himself the trouble of a place in the squad.
Prove them wrong, Trent!