‘It’s clear’ – Klopp launches subtle dig at Southgate over Trent’s treatment in England

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Jurgen Klopp noted that he clearly sees his star full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold in a different light to that of England boss Gareth Southgate after the national team defender’s omission.

The 23-year-old’s form has been in question recently after a handful of clear defensive errors were made early in the campaign, including in clashes with Manchester United and Napoli.

“We’re good here because it’s completely different. Obviously I see it differently – that’s clear,” the German told reporters during his pre-match presser, as relayed on the club’s website. “There are stories out there that all the time people talk about him and say he’s not a good defender. That’s not true, he’s a good defender.

That being said, the general nature of the right-back’s style of play – in particular, his range on the pitch – is a requirement ultimately set by the manager.

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