Galatasaray attacker Ryan Babel has reacted to the news that England manager Gareth Southgate could drop Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold opened from his 26-man squad for the Euro 2020 tournament. Ex-Liverpool player Ryan Babel said unbelievable to the news that Trent would potentially miss out on the England squad as posted on the Instagram page of a Liverpool fan page.
Gareth Southgate divided opinions amongst the England fans after he left Trent out of the squad for the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers during the March international break. He opted to name three right-backs in the team but Trent didn’t make it. Atletico Madrid player Kieran Trippier, Manchester City star Kyle Walker and Chelsea defender Reece James all made that England squad as right-back options. Without Trent in the team, England began their latest World Cup qualifiers with three straight wins against San Marino, Poland and Albania.
It was reported that Southgate will drop Trent from his latest England squad but those reports turned out to be false as the Liverpool right-back made his 33-man squad. The England manager named the right-back quartet of Trippier, James, Walker and Trent. Southgate also didn’t drop any of the four right-backs when he pruned down his list to the required 26 players.
In what was an unfortunate situation, Trent then picked up a thigh injury in the recent Austria game thus ruling him out of the Euro 2020 tournament. The Liverpool player went off with the thigh injury in the second half of the Austria game. Trent has since been replaced by Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White.