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Liverpool boss Klopp 'honoured' to inform Alexander-Arnold about England call-up

Published on: 17 May 2018

Jurgen Klopp says he was 'honoured' to tell Trent Alexander-Arnold he had made England's final World Cup squad.

The 19-year-old capped off a remarkable season by being named in Gareth Southgate's 23 that will travel to Russia.

"It is nice, a nice story," Klopp said. "Gareth Southgate gave me a call this morning and told me that I am allowed to tell him, but then I had some press work to do and didn't have time.

"So, in the bus to the plane, I saw Trent for the first time. I thought maybe he knew already and someone else had called him. I had the honour of telling him and it was nice to see the reaction in his eyes. It's fantastic, it's well deserved, what a season. What a season! Can you be too young? No. You can be not good enough – but he is good enough.

"It's just a wonderful little piece more which makes this season special, even before the last game [against Real Madrid]."



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