Football Fans Left Confused After Martin Tyler's Alexander-Arnold Comments

Football Fans Left Confused After Martin Tyler's Alexander-Arnold Comments

Trent Alexander-Arnold is undoubtedly one of the rising stars in world football. Still only 20-years old, the young Liverpool defender has started two consecutive Champions League finals, as well as being a vital cog in the best defence in the Premier League this season.

That is before we even mention his attacking prowess, with the player registering 16 assists in all competitions this season.

But all of that may not be enough for some people. Alexander-Arnold started for England in their UEFA Nations League third place play-off against Switzerland this afternoon, a game they would ultimately win on penalties.

It was a rather drab affair, and it was the remarks of the commentator that stole most of the headlines. On duty for Sky Sports, Martin Tyler questioned if Alexander-Arnold had the defensive qualities necessary to play for England at international level.

Seriously. He questioned the defensive acumen a 20-year old who was part of the best defence in the Premier League, and starred as his side won the biggest trophy in the game at club level. Tyler is not the most popular of figures amongst Liverpool fans, who believe that he can be a bit biased towards their team at times.

Football supporters of all creeds were confused by his comments.


Of course, Alexander-Arnold would go on to put on a trademark performance, being named man-of-the-match. He would create eight goal scoring chances. also break David Beckham's record for most crosses by an England player in one game.

Does that answer your question Martin?

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Gary Connaughton

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