Trent Alexander-Arnold busts Jude Bellingham myth as Liverpool star makes clear statement

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Jude Bellingham have played down the suggestion they are "inseparable" when together on England duty.

The pair have been snapped beside each other on a number of occasions in the last two years, with the close-knit relationship they seemingly boasted at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar only appearing to grow stronger ahead of the current European Championships.

Liverpool fans, back in 2022, were viewing Alexander-Arnold's friendship with Bellingham as a possible advantage in the race to sign the midfielder but this counted for little in the end after the Reds pulled out of the race to recruit the 20-year-old and saw Real Madrid instead swoop in to wrap up a deal.

There have been fears among some supporters Bellingham may now be trying to talk Liverpool's vice-captain into joining him in the Spanish capital on the back of his highly-impressive debut campaign, a rumour that is only growing stronger with Alexander-Arnold now entering the final year of his contract and yet to commit to a new deal.

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Plenty of people have picked up on how the two players cannot seem to go anywhere without each other while away with the Three Lions' squad, though they do not view the situation in the same way. Responding to the idea they are "inseparable", Bellingham replied: “I don’t get where that comes from that we’re that close! It’s a bit weird. Inseparable is a bit much."

Agreeing with this view, Alexander-Arnold added: “We’re not inseparable! It’s because every time the camera is around, we are together." Asked what he would prefer they are known as, Bellingham remarked: “Anything but inseparable."

Evidently a huge admirer of Bellingham's, Alexander-Arnold admitted ahead of Euro 2024 the remarkable season enjoyed by the Birmingham-born star came as no shock to him.

"For people closest to him who saw him play at the World Cup, and have been with him at England camps, it's no surprise how he has performed this season, with the mentality and ability he has got. He's going to be very important to England, now and in the future," Liverpool's No.66 told FourFourTwo.