Wild and mixed reactions as Agbonlahor urges Trent Alexander-Arnold to retire from national team


Trent Alexander-Arnold is the subject of  England's World Cup squad selection dilemma following the end of the Nations League international break

  • Gabby Agbonlahor has broken silence over Trent Alexander-Arnold's situation in England

  • The expert insists the Liverpool full-back should resign if he doesn't make England's World Cup squad

  • Alexander-Arnold is currently fourth choice in South Gates' pecking order

  • Manager Gareth Southgate  Kieran Trippier's all-around game is better

Trent Alexander-Arnold | Gabriel Agbonlahor | Gary Southgate | England's World Cup squad
Trent Alexander-Arnold face with the dilemma to be omitted from Gary Southgate's World Cup squad

If Trent Alexander-Arnold is not in the World Cup squad, he should retire from England, according to Agbonlahor.

The Liverpool right-back was again not used by Three Lions manager Gareth Southgate in his latest international break fixture, suggesting he is likely to miss the final set of 26 for next month's World Cup tournament.

Agbonlahor told Talksport it would make no sense for Alexander-Arnold to continue his country's call-up under Southgate, before taking his statement about Newcastle right-back Kieran Trippier to better all-around Competition as an "insult".

He said: "If I were Trent, I would retire from international duty if I don't get in a World Cup squad. I'd retire until a new manager took charge of England and gave me the opportunity. 100 per cent.

"Because what's the point going away in these international breaks (without playing)? You could stay with your club, rest and prepare yourself for Liverpool. And for Southgate to come out and say Trippier is all-round better than Trent....

"I think that's an insult. I do like Trippier but Trent is an all-round better player than Kieran Trippier. (Kyle) Walker and (Reece) James, for me, are better than Trent but don't say Trippier, come on. Joke's over Gareth.

"It wouldn't surprise me if he did retire. We've seen players in the past retire from England (duty) because they weren't getting the opportunities."

Phil Neville reacted to Gabriel  Agbonlahor's suggestion, tagging it "ridiculous".

Phil wrote on Twitter: "Ridiculous comment"

 One fan responded: "Typically I would agree but in this instance he’s right. Southgate hasn’t followed his own logic of not picking players when out of form."

Another said: "In that case he wouldn’t get picked anyways, my grandkids can defend better"

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