Southampton: Tino Livramento proving he's got potential to be regular England player in coming years
Since leaving Chelsea for Southampton, Tino Livramento has grown from strength to strength in the matter of a single Premier League campaign.
Having arrived at the St. Mary’s as a relative unknown, few thought that he would be able to kick on and become the Saints’ first-choice right-back.
However, within a few months, it become hard for everyone at the club to deny just how good he was.
His attacking exploits had been eye-catching from the start, but he’s showing why he can be relied on the defensive side of things as well.
This is where he comes into the England question and why he could be a more reliable defensive option than Trent Alexander-Arnold.
The Liverpool full-back likes bombing forward and often neglects the defensive aspect of his game.
While Livramento does love to attack, he’s quite adept at holding his position and winning the ball back in the defensive third.
Gareth Southgate may or may not be the England manager for the EUROs in 2024, but in case he is, Livramento is a player that is expected to make his team.
Both Kieran Trippier and Kyle Walker would probably be done by then with only Alexander-Arnold and Reece James proving to be Livramento’s adversaries.
While the Southampton teenager may not be very good in the air, he certainly has other things in his game that can make up for it.
At 19, he is still developing so we cannot wait to see the player he is in his mid-20s.
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