Joe Gomez missed out on a spot in England’s World Cup team due to injury and lack of game time.
The Liverpool defender has spent the last couple of seasons playing as a right-back, but after Trent Alexander-Arnold came of age, Gomez has been forced out.
This season, though, it appears that manager Jurgen Klopp will use the 21-year-old as a centre-back.
Due to Dejan Lovren’s injury, Gomez has started alongside Virgil van Dijk for the club’s opening two Premier League matches.
Against West Ham United and Crystal Palace, the young defender was calm and composed on the ball.
He worked well with Van Dijk and has certainly made a case to be the Dutchman’s regular centre-back partner for the season.
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It seems that England manager Gareth Southgate has been impressed by Gomez’s start as the Daily Mail reports that the Liverpool man will be included in September’s squad to face Spain and Switzerland.
Some Liverpool fans have not been left thrilled by the news due to fears that the defender could suffer an injury on international duty.
Great we all know what will happen 🙄
— Stacey Peaks TT 30 (@GbArmy) August 21, 2018
Will come back injured 100%
— Umar Shodiev (@UmarShodiev) August 21, 2018
And he’ll get injured… then Lovren will return and Gomez won’t get another chance 😒
— mila (@mila_lfc) August 21, 2018
Groan!… hope he doesn’t get injured😵
— Errol Johnson (@ErrolJohnson18) August 21, 2018
would rather be didn’t, he’ll come back injured.
— adam (@adamforde4) August 21, 2018
I’m sure he’ll come back injured then
— Jonathan Weir (@WEIRD0G) August 21, 2018
Hmmmm, injury incoming and we’ll be back to square one
— Kwaku Klopp (@kwakuTuah) August 21, 2018
Well we all know what that means…….injured within 5 mins and out for 6 weeks.
— Rich (@Richard00160) August 21, 2018
About time he retires from international duty to focus on Liverpool…
— Emeehan (@Looprevil1990) August 21, 2018