Paul Merson says Kyle Walker better than Kieran Trippier

Paul Merson of Walsall celebrates after scoring his second goal of the match during the Nationwide League Division One match between Walsall and West Bromwich Albion held on August 9, 2003...

Manchester City’s Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur are two of the best right-backs in the Premier League.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur comes on as a second half substitue for Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur...

Former Arsenal attacking midfielder Paul Merson has suggested to Sky Sports that Manchester City star Kyle Walker is better than Tottenham Hotspur ace Kieran Trippier.

Both the England internationals are right-backs by trade, although the duo have played further up the pitch in a wing-back role.

Walker is the first-choice right-back for the England football team at the moment, while Trippier is part of the current squad but has earned just one cap for the Three Lions so far in his career.

Kyle Walker of Tottenham Hotspur in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on May 14, 2017 in London, England. Tottenham...

The 27-year-old Spurs star was the deputy to the City ace at Tottenham for the past two seasons.

Walker left Tottenham to join Premier League rivals City in the summer transfer window and has started his career at the Etihad Stadium strongly.

Former Arsenal star Merson believes that both Walker and Trippier should be part of the England squad for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia, but he seems to prefer the City star to the Spurs man.

Kieran Trippier of Spurs goes off injued during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

“Simple choice here,” Merson told Sky Sports while picking his right-backs for the England squad for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

“Walker is the best in the business at right wing-back, while Trippier is not far behind him.

“I'd like to see England play three at the back throughout the tournament, so 'traditional' full-backs aren't needed.”

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