According to talkSPORT England manager Gareth Southgate was hugely impressed by Kieran Trippier in Saturday’s friendly against Nigeria at Wembley.

Trippier only emerged as a starter at right wing-back when Southgate decided to utilise first choice Kyle Walker as part of a central three back in March and the article says the selection of the uncapped Liverpool man Trent Alexander-Arnold means he has fresh competition for the World Cup, but his corner provided the opening goal for Gary Cahill on Saturday, moments after testing the keeper with a sharp free-kick.

The Tottenham hierarchy have long aware of Trippier’s crossing skills and corner-taking prowess and they could yet be important in the Three Lions’ World Cup bid.

“His quality on the ball is outstanding,”:said Southgate.
“There were two set-plays, the one just before the goal – a free-kick bang on the money – then the corner for Gary.

Southgate added:”It was a great delivery. But we also know his quality on the ball when he’s in the final third.Kieran has outstanding quality and that kind of profile in that position is very important.”

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