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Liverpool: Fans pleased Gareth Southgate ignored Reds’ stars in England line-up

Liverpool: Fans pleased Gareth Southgate ignored Reds’ stars in England line-up

England’s disappointing 2-1 defeat to the Czech Republic on Friday night has drawn criticism to Gareth Southgate’s squad and team selection from pundits and journalists alike. Danny Rose and Kieran Trippier were selected to start over the likes of Ben Chilwell and Trent Alexander-Arnold, while Kyle Walker wasn’t even called up.

James Pearce, Liverpool reporter for The Athletic, took to Twitter to complain about why those two started and Chilwell and Arnold didn’t. He shared a video of Southgate reacting to the loss and admitting “there are players who are not playing well for their clubs, that is the situation”. The reporter reacted to that, asking: “So why pick them?”

Who Scored has rated Arnold at 7.38/10 in the Premier League compared to Trippier being labelled a 7.15/10. Chilwell has scored an average of 6.88/10 while Danny Rose scored marginally lower at 6.69. Southgate’s selection issues have split Liverpool fans on the issue, with some aggrieved their players aren’t starting for England and others pleased they’re being kept fresh for the Premier League title race.

Here’s some reaction from fans wanting to see more Liverpool players in England’s starting line-ups:

While others were happy to see Liverpool players get a rest ahead of the title run-in:

Liverpool fans, do you want to see your team’s players starting for England or would you rather keep them fresh for the Premier League?

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