As the World Cup approaches, the Three Lions head coach, Gareth Southgate, has some crucial decisions to make.
England will be looking to overturn what has been a disastrous few months as it finished last in the UEFA Nations League group stage. It has been relegated to League B having amassed just three points from six group stage matches.
As more events unfold, we look at Southgate’s options at right back. He has the options of City’s Kyle Walker, Chelsea’s Reece James, Liverpool’s Trent and Newcastle’s Trippier at his beck. With Reece James and Kyle Walker being seeming mainstays in the team’s starting lineups, we weigh the other two.
Trent Alexander Arnold plays for EPL giant, Liverpool. With two goals and 12 assists in 32 Premier league matches last season, he is all but overqualified. In six appearances in the league, this season, he has already found the back of the net. His most productive season was the 2019/20 campaign where he totalled four goals and 13 Assists in 38 matches.
Kieran Trippie on the hand is no push over. He equals Trent with high technical abilities, free kick accuracy and exceptional crossing. Trippier who plays for Newcastle United has played seven matches in the league with one goal to his name.
In comparison, there isn’t much difference between the two players. Some might speculate that Tripper is faster and more defensively sound than Trent. However, with the danger they both pose to the opposition during attacks and over a dead ball, it will indeed be a tough decision for Southgate.