Fears for Kieran Trippier: Pressure from Liverpool & Man City stars

Who should be England’s right-back?

On Saturday night’s Match of the Day show, the pundits chewed over who should be England’s right-back at the World Cup this summer.

It’s now less than 60 days until the tournament kicks off in Russia.

England have been drawn against Panama, Tunisia and Belgium in their group.

Will the Three Lions make it into the last-16?

Fears for Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier

During the most recent international break, England beat Holland 1-0 in Amsterdam before being held to a 1-1 draw with Italy.

In both those international friendlies, Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier was selected in the right wing-back role for England.

But will the Spurs star hold onto that role for the World Cup?


How England lined up vs Holland


How England lined up vs Italy


Liverpool & Man City

Gareth Southampton adopted a new defensive system in the recent international break.

With Trippier given the role of patrolling the right flank, Man City’s Kyle Walker was tucked inside to form part of the England back-three.

Most now expect Walker to be used in this more central role in Russia.

But could Trippier end up losing his place in the XI to Liverpool starlet Trent Alexander-Arnold?

TAA was again in superb form for Liverpool on Saturday in the 3-0 win over Bournemouth. Moreover, Alexander-Arnold starred against Man City in their Champions League quarterfinal triumph.

According to the pundits on Match of the Day, the Liverpool defender has an outside chance of making the England squad this summer.

Enjoy the discussion below.

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