Jamie Carragher disagrees with Alan Shearer's analysis of Trent Alexander Arnold and Kieran Trippier
“He’s a better defender."
Trent Alexander Arnold and Kieran Trippier have both made England's World Cup squad but Jamie Carragher disagrees with Alan Shearer's opinion on who is more effective.
Alexander Arnold has been dropped from the squad in recent times, and even when included, doesn't seem to be a first choice for Gareth Southgate.
Trippier on the other hand has played much more regularly and has impressed for Newcastle this season, prompting Shearer to give high praise when sharing his opinion on which right back is better.
“In terms of set-pieces, he’s fantastic. I know he scored last season, this season, set a few up. Assists-wise, crosses.
“He’s a better defender. I think as an all-round package what you’re looking for, I think Trippier is better than every one of them.”
Carragher was speaking alongside Shearer while discussing England’s right-back options, and disagreed with the Newcastle legend about Alexander-Arnold’s abilities.
"I like Trippier, I think he's a good player, but the thing of, you know, I think he played left-wing back as well in the Euros,” said Carragher.
“I don't see the left-wing back thing with Kieran Trippier. I think he's a right-back. He's a very good Premier League player, a steady player. He's done better in an English shirt, I would say, than Trent Alexander-Arnold.
“But I think in terms of doing something a little bit special, a little bit different against opposition who are gonna be deep and negative, I think the player you'd have to pick up is Trent."
Manchester City's Kyle Walker has also made the squad, but is still recovering from an injury that many feared would have ruled him out of the tournament entirely.
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