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He’s now 24 – Klopp hits back at Neville over Alexander-Arnold World Cup claim

Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp, has hit back at Manchester United legend Gary Neville over comments he made about defender Trent Alexander-Arnold.

Neville had warned that Alexander-Arnold could cost England at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Alexander-Arnold was included in England manager Gareth Southgate’s 2022 FIFA World Cup squad on Thursday.

The right-back has helped Liverpool win the UEFA Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup in recent years.

But while Alexander-Arnold has impressed with his attacking skills, he has faced some criticism over his defensive capabilities.

When asked about Neville’s criticism of Alexander-Arnold, Klopp told reporters at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League tie with Southampton this weekend: “I heard Gary Neville said something [about Trent].

“But he is now 24 and won quite a few finals, important games where you have to defend against world-class players.

“He was always there, defending well. I don’t know why we have this discussion.”

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