Lots of baffled Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to react after Martin Tyler questioned Trent Alexander-Arnold’s international credentials live on air.
The 20-year-old was lining up for the Three Lions in what was his first appearance since winning the Champions League final, and he created a whopping seven chances alone on an afternoon where he was by far and away England’s Man of the Match.
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However, that didn’t stop Tyler from asking Gary Neville during Sky Sports’ coverage of England’s clash with Switzerland: “Is Trent Alexander-Arnold good enough defensively to play international football at right-back in a four?”
This is a player who has appeared in two Champions League finals before his 21st birthday, and was part of the Premier League’s most watertight defence last term conceding just 22 goals – of course he’s good enough.
Throughout the rest of the game, Tyler and Neville continued to rave about the Liverpool academy graduate and made a number of comparisons to David Beckham as a result of the youngster’s excellent crossing; it was certainly a strange comment from Tyler given how appraising he was of Alexander-Arnold afterwards.
Rightly so, the Liverpool fans on Twitter were also baffled by the odd remark…
A more relevant question would be whether or not Martin Tyler is good enough to commentate on top level football.
I think most intelligent people would suggest the answer is “no”.
— Ricky K (@RicksterScale) June 9, 2019
Martin Tyler should have retired a long time ago.
— Darren Armstrong (@Darrenammo86) June 9, 2019
Martin Tyler doesn’t like Liverpool surprised he even lets Carra sit next to him.
— Mark Tom Lyons (@Lyons369) June 9, 2019
Tyler is past it, needs to be replaced
— Matthew Lean (@Lenoitz) June 9, 2019
VAR check over, Martin Tyler is a plank
— Kop Dog (@Kop_Dog) June 9, 2019
Tyler is a good commentator but his bias is absolutely shocking and unprofessional… TAA has created more chances in this game than any other player in entire competition
— Finbarr Clancy (@finzer9) June 9, 2019
Martin Tyler with anti liverpool remarks yet again?! Why doesn’t someone at @SkySports deal with his constant bias
— Matt Everitt (@big_evo) June 9, 2019
What a mess he is….
— Tom Heyes (@TomHeyes98) June 9, 2019
The question is more is Martin Tyler good enough to describe what he sees at a football match. His best days are long long behind him, more of a wittering arl man these days.
— Phil (@crikey_O_reilly) June 9, 2019