Perhaps angered at being left out of Gareth Southgate’s squad, the Liverpool right-back put in a masterful performance in a comprehensive win over a lacklustre Arsenal side

Not bad for a fourth-choice right-back. The omission of Trent Alexander-Arnold from England’s squad has never felt like the kind of hill Gareth Southgate ought to linger atop for too long and here was piquant, potent evidence. This performance was a precis of everything he does best: an advertisement for his effectiveness at the highest stage that gave Liverpool sight of the plane they consider to be their own, too.

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