Sadio Mane (2-R) of Senegal in action against Jakub Blaszczykowski (2-L) of Poland during the FIFA World Cup 2018 group H preliminary round soccer match between Poland and Senegal in Moscow, Russia, 19 June 2018.
Saturday Jun 23, 2018. 09:00
Liverpool and England youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold says he is cheering on club teammate Sadio Mane and Senegal at the 2018 World Cup.
However, the ‘Three Lions’ player admits he has not spoken to Mane about a potential clash between their national sides in the last 16 of Russia 2018.
"I try to watch every one of my club-mates' games out here, I watched their first game and I want to see him do well,” Alexander-Arnold is quoted by Liverpool’s official website.
"It's only right we all support each other in that sense. Whenever I watch Senegal I want to see them win and the same with my other teammates.
"We're just focused on ourselves but if the time comes when we hopefully get out of the group and we play them, that's when we'll focus on it."
England and Senegal could go head-to-head in the last 16 of the World Cup depending on the final standings in their respective groups.
But it’s not something Alexander-Arnold and Mane have discussed so far, as the former explained: "We never spoke about it, there were three games we needed to get past and there's still two now.
"Until we know we might be playing each other, that's when we'll speak."
Both England and Senegal will be in action tomorrow (Sunday) when the former take on Panama in a Group G clash in Nizhnu Novgorod, while the latter tackle Japan in Yekaterinburg.