Gary Neville describes Spurs player as ‘fantastic’ but Liverpool star is ‘exceptional’

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Dom Le Roy

Kieran Trippier has had a difficult season at Tottenham Hotspur following the high he experienced for England at last summer’s World Cup.

The right-back was one of the Three Lions brightest performers throughout the tournament in Russia which saw him score a stunning free-kick in the semi-final defeat to Croatia.

Many had hoped that the former Burnley man would take his form into the Premier League season but instead, he has suffered from a lack of form along with injury problems.

Trippier’s fall from grace has seen him linked with a possible departure from North London this summer with Napoli reported to have previously tabled a £23million offer to take him to Serie A (Evening Standard).

The player has claimed that a long-term groin problem is the reason for his dip in form which saw him left out of England’s squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Holland and Switzerland (Football.London).

He has received some support from Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville who has described the 28-year-old as ‘fantastic’ yet feels that Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold is currently the best man for the right-back slot for England.

The former Manchester United player said during his Gary Neville podcast on Sky Sports: “I think Kyle Walker is a fantastic right-back, and I think Kieran Trippier is a fantastic right-back, but I think that boy [Trent Alexander-Arnold] is exceptional. You have to invest in him.”

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