Fans from around the country have reacted to Martin Keown’s claim that Trent Alexander-Arnold and Joe Gomez should start for England.
As quoted by The Express, Keown told talkSPORT: “I’d play Joe Gomes and Harry Maguire. Trent Alexander-Arnold has to be in an England team. If he’s in the top 30 Ballon d’Or players, why’s he not played for England sooner? I don’t get it.
“The guy’s a joy to watch.”
Alexander-Arnold has no doubt established himself as one of the best around in his position – the right-back’s influence down the wing for Liverpool over the past year has been nothing short of sensational. The Englishman bagged himself 12 Premier League assists last season and already has three in the league this campaign.
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As for Gomez, he has only played 99 minutes for the Reds this season and has understandably so split opinions. One Chelsea fan alluded to the omission of Fikayo Tomori, who has enjoyed a breakthrough season, starting nine league games for third-placed Chelsea.
A Bournemouth fan touched on how Gomez doesn’t even play for Liverpool, so he can’t start for England, whilst a Leeds United supporter stated that “Trent is the best right-back in the country”.
Here’s what the fans around the country have had to say about this idea…
Gomez doesn’t even start for his club. So no, not really
— JP (@JPH_02) November 15, 2019
Let’s just ignore Tomori then, probably THE form English CB in the league..
— Sammy (@sammydrogba) November 15, 2019
Yes. Trent is the best right back in the country. Gomez is quality and quick.
— Craig (@cookster636) November 15, 2019
Trent will not improve England defensively
— Luke Morton (@lukecolin77) November 15, 2019
Gomez is poor gets out of trouble at times cus if his pace
— damo (@duncandbbarlfc) November 15, 2019
Gomez can’t get in Liverpool team even with Matip injured
— shaun obrien (@wkdpodge) November 15, 2019
remember when phil neville won about 50 caps for England and he hardly started for united
— Cameron K (@Cam_K) November 15, 2019
Tomori is better than Gomez i wont hear otherwise
— Jack🇬🇧🏴 (@jjackeroo455) November 15, 2019
Gomez is shocking
— Jack Burgess (@AFC_JB_) November 15, 2019
TAA is not the same player for #England. He walks around the pitch most of the time, like last night. Against better opposition, he’s a liability. Great going forward, but even Rashford and Ox defended better. Maguire has no pace; why isn’t Mings and Tomori getting a chance?
— CJ (@CJoneses100) November 15, 2019