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Liverpool fan leaves Ben Shephard gobsmacked as This Morning interview takes unexpected turn

-Credit: (Image: ITVX)
-Credit: (Image: ITVX)


This Morning's Ben Shephard was left stunned by a Liverpool fan's prediction for England's Euro 2024 semi-final against Netherlands.

Shephard, alongside co-host Cat Deeley, was previewing the semi-final clash on Wednesday's edition of the ITV show. The show featured an interview with Trent Alexander-Arnold's former PE teacher ahead of the match.

Liverpool vice-captain Alexander-Arnold scored the decisive penalty in the quarter-final shootout and Derek Williams offered his take on the upcoming game. And he suggested he would not be supporting the Three Lions before offering his prediction.

He stated: "They're gonna get beat 2-1. Gakpo and Van Dijk are gonna score and Trent will score the goal for them. The Liverpool connection."

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Shephard was taken aback, responding: "So you think England are gonna lose? Mr Williams that feels really harsh. If there was ever a sign that it was club over country, it's when Mr Williams who is clearly a Liverpool fan is backing the Liverpool players in the Dutch team to score and the Dutch to beat us."

The footage has gone viral on social media platform X, leaving viewers in stitches following the candid moment. One fan quipped: "Mr Williams dropping truth bombs on live television."

The fan's prediction leaves Ben Shephard gobsmacked -Credit:ITVX
The fan's prediction leaves Ben Shephard gobsmacked -Credit:ITVX

Mr Williams then discussed Alexander-Arnold's rise, adding: "It's a bit surreal to see a young boy go from the playground here to the heights. It's a great tribute to all the hard work the family has put in."

Alexander-Arnold is again expected to start on the bench for England against the Dutch. He was named in the starting line-up for the first two matches in midfield but has since lost his place to Manchester United youngster Kobbie Mainoo.

Liverpool.com says: Many Liverpool fans do not get on the England bandwagon during major tournaments and have their own reasons for that. Mr Williams is clearly among them but he is backing Liverpool's players to light up the semi-final. Arne Slot will certainly be watching on with interest.