Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp claims he was “surprised” and did not “understand” Trent Alexander-exclusion Arnold’s from the England team.
The 22-year-old was left out of the World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland.
Gareth Southgate, England’s manager, stated that the right-back had not done as well as he has in previous seasons.
“If Trent Alexander-Arnold isn’t in the team, England would have a really good team,” Klopp said.
“When he didn’t get the call-up, I was shocked. Of course, I appreciate the decision. However, I was perplexed.
“We still make choices that others are unable to comprehend.”
“I respect that Gareth makes his own decisions, of course, but I didn’t understand it anyway because Trent Alexander-Arnold was in the last two seasons at least, let me say the season before and the season before that, the stand out right-back in world football – that is the truth and at an unbelievable young age.
“He began the season with Covid, and as you might expect, it took him a while to adjust to the team, but once he did, he was one of our most reliable players and a standout performer.”
“He should play all the time, at a high level, and do all of these stuff, but that couldn’t be the reason he wasn’t in the squad.”
Alexander-Arnold is one of a number of Liverpool stars who have come under criticism for a lack of form during the club’s Premier League title defense.
The Reds, who won the Premier League by 18 points last season, are currently in seventh position, 25 points behind Manchester City.
On Saturday, they move to Arsenal in the Premier League.