England facing Brazil was supposed to be a real test for a new Three Lions side featuring a lot of young players. One of them was Liverpool’s Joe Gomez and the defender did his country proud by ensuring the team did not concede a goal.
This was England’s second 0-0 draw on the trot but the level of opposition in both games does provide some hope for the team ahead of the World Cup. Gareth Southgate has stated that players based would be chosen on form and Gomez certainly displayed a level of maturity, facing the likes of Neymar and others.
The youngster has mostly played as a right-back for us this season but there are calls for him to be moved to the centre-back position, especially due to the erratic form of Dejan Lovren. Gomez might also be preferred as the third CB in England’s back-three, something no one would have expected after his injury problems.
We did have another debutant for the Three Lions in Dominic Solanke but Gomez stole the headlines and was even declared as the man-of-the-match.
Liverpool fans certainly have a lot to look at in the future with respect to a number of youngsters but for now, here are some of the best Twitter reactions to Gomez dominating Brazil’s attack.
Players who have been put in Joe Gomez’ back pocket this season:
Marcus Rashford pic.twitter.com/Tl1HZvxm2q
— (@BaguetteFC) November 15, 2017
Joe Gomez emptying his pockets tonight. pic.twitter.com/FjG1TrwfdF
— Naby’L (@nabeelp14) November 14, 2017
Two years ago Joe Gomez began an 18 month injury hell playing for the England Under-21s.
Tonight he was man of the match on his full senior debut and had Neymar in his back pocket. What a lad pic.twitter.com/F7mrjQNaUU
— LFC Stats & Numbers (@LFCbyStats) November 14, 2017
Joins Liverpool for £3.5m
Becomes first-team player
Suffers ACL injury
Back to full fitness
Re-establishes himself as first-team player
Captains England U21s
Gets first senior call-up
Clean sheet vs Germany
Clean sheet vs Brazil
Joe Gomez pic.twitter.com/rNJowG4fVm
— bet365 (@bet365) November 14, 2017
If Klopp needed any more convincing about Joe Gomez at CB – he’s now received it. #LFC
— Zac (@ZAC_AE) November 14, 2017
Joe Gomez pocketing Neymar on his full England debut, never want to see Lovren start for my club again.
— (@Kashaveli_) November 14, 2017
November 2014: Unused sub for Charlton against Millwall
— footballreminder (@footballremind) November 14, 2017
Neymar has posters of Joe Gomez up on his bedroom wall
— Jimmy Hart (@JimmyHart_) November 14, 2017
— Read Liverpool (@ReadLiverpoolFC) November 14, 2017
Joe Gomez vs Brazil
87% pass accuracy
1 tackle won
1 aerial won
2 dribbles won
— FootballTalentScout (@FTalentScout) November 14, 2017
Joe Gomez has played more at CB for England then Liverpool. That has to change now.
— Kloppite (@PeteKopite) November 14, 2017
— Richard Peterson (@RMRPeterson) November 14, 2017
Said it before and I’ll happily say it again, Joe Gomez is going to be one of the best defenders in the league!
— LFC Stanley House (@LFCStanleyHouse) November 14, 2017
This game proves that Liverpool need to play Joe Gomez at centre back, putting Trent at right back!
— Flanallana (@Flanallana) November 14, 2017