It’s an open secret that Gary Lineker is a big fan of Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The former England striker turned popular football pundit has raved about the Liverpool right-back on several occasions, even comparing with him Manchester City’s world-class midfielder Kevin De Bruyne.
The victory ensured Liverpool still have a chance of bagging a Champions League spot this season, with three games left to play.
Roberto Firmino scored a brace, while Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah also scored to earn all three points for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
However, it was Alexander-Arnold’s performance that left the pundits awestruck. The youngster was simply superb on the night with his drive, energy, passing and creativity.
Lineker posted this on Twitter:
Well, this game has certainly confirmed @TrentAA’s place in the England squad. Seems ridiculous that it could ever be in doubt. Best player on the pitch in front of the watching Gareth Southgate.
— Gary Lineker 💙 (@GaryLineker) May 13, 2021
During the last international break, England manager Gareth Southgate axed Alexander-Arnold from the national squad.
The decision had left pundits divided in opinion. Some felt that Alexander-Arnold doesn’t suit Southgate’s style, while others felt he hasn’t been at his best this season.
Alexander-Arnold did struggle for form in the first half of the campaign, but he has raised his game to a different level in the past few months.
Not only has he been consistent, but he is also playing on top of his game. He has improved defensively, while there are not many players in the world who can match him in terms of creativity.
Lineker is spot on that his place in the England national squad has never been in doubt, and it will be a massive surprise if Southgate still manages to find an excuse to omit the Liverpool defender.