James Maddison teases Trent Alexander-Arnold over Tottenham-Liverpool saga during England duty

The England squad have linked up this week as they prepare for two fixtures during the October international break.

England’s first outing of the break sees them play host to Australia on Friday evening in a friendly match. The Three Lions are heavy favourites for the game and can be backed to beat Australia 4-0 with bet365.

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James Maddison teases Alexander-Arnold

The England squad coming together, of course, means club rivals have linked up to train and play together. Two such players are James Maddison of Tottenham and Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool.

Tottenham and Liverpool played out a controversial clash at the end of last month, which saw Liverpool’s Luis Diaz have an onside goal ruled out thanks to a major VAR error.

A nine-man Liverpool went on to lose that game and, in turn, there has been calls for a replay: “There should have been solutions for it,” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp said in the aftermath. “Not as manager of Liverpool but more as a football person I think the only outcome should be a replay.

“It probably won’t happen, the argument is that it would open the gate for everyone to ask for it. I think this is unprecedented.”

Now, whilst on England duty, James Maddison has taken a shot at Liverpool’s Alexander-Arnold over the game. A social media post by the Spurs midfielder showed the pair together at St. George’s Park after the squad joined up on Monday for matches against Australia and Italy.

And with a picture of Alexander-Arnold gesticulating towards Maddison, the Tottenham man wrote on Instagram: “Still asking for a replay!”

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.