Jurgen Klopp defends Trent Alexander-Arnold after England omission

Jurgen Klopp would pick “exceptional” Trent Alexander-Arnold in any team after the full-back was overlooked by England manager Gareth Southgate. The Liverpool defender, 23, did not figure against Italy and was dropped from the squad that drew with Germany. Reds boss Klopp says there is “space for improvement” in Alexander-Arnold’s defensive game, but his offensive ability is “so extreme”. “I’d decide…

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Erik ten Hag backs under-fire Harry Maguire

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag says he still believes in Harry Maguire despite criticism of the defender. Maguire has been jeered by his some of his own fans on club and country duty this season and made mistakes in the build-up to two Germany goals in England’s 3-3 draw on Monday. “I back him because I believe in him,” said…

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John Stones ruled out for up to two weeks

Manchester City defender John Stones has been ruled out for up to two weeks with a hamstring injury suffered on England duty. The 28-year-old was replaced 37 minutes into the 3-3 Nations League draw with Germany on Monday. “I don’t know when he will come back but I think maybe 10 days, two weeks,” said City boss Pep Guardiola. Second-placed City…

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