Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp backs Trent Alexander-Arnold for England's World Cup squad
By Saurabh Shankaranarayan
Last Updated: 11/05/18 3:20pm
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes Gareth Southgate would be making a "good choice" if he includes Trent Alexander-Arnold in England's 23-man World Cup squad.
England are set to announce their squad for Russia on May 16 and Jurgen Klopp believes Alexander-Arnold would be a valuable player to have in the squad.
Klopp said: "I am a fan of Trent. That's why he plays very often, and because he plays on a high level. He's developed over the past year. Mentally he didn't have to improve but physically he did.
"I'm not Gareth Southgate, but if he needed a player who can play right-back and maybe other positions too, I think he would be a good choice. If Gareth needs him, he'd be ready."
Alexander-Arnold faces competition from Manchester City's Kyle Walker and Tottenham's Kieran Trippier for the right-back position.
The 19-year-old has made three appearances for England U21s but is yet to make a senior appearance for his country.
The 2017/18 season has been a real breakthrough one for the youngster, who has made 18 league appearances for Liverpool and cemented his place in the side ahead of compatriot Nathaniel Clyne.