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Jurgen Klopp tells Gareth Southgate why one Liverpool star deserves England recall

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By Shrishh Attavar

Jurgen Klopp backs England recall for Liverpool superstar Joe Gomez

Jurgen Klopp’s endorsement of Joe Gomez for an England recall surely comes as no surprise to those who have witnessed the defender’s remarkable versatility and unwavering commitment on the pitch this season.

Having struggled with injury issues throughout his time on Merseyside, the player has certainly shown tremendous levels of mental strength to overcome his troubles and stand up tall and strong in the face of adversity and has contributed to the Reds’ cause this season on all possible fronts.

Despite seeing himself capped just 11 times for the Three Lions since his debut almost seven years ago, Gomez’s recent performances would have undoubtedly caught Gareth Southgate’s attention as he prepares to name his squad for the upcoming international break. Gomez’s last appearance for England came on 8th October 2020, featuring 58 minutes in a 3-0 win over Wales.

Jurgen Klopp can always vouch for Joe Gomez.
Jurgen Klopp can always vouch for Joe Gomez.

Comeback on the cards?

At 26 years old, Gomez has emerged as a stalwart for Liverpool, showcasing his adaptability by seamlessly transitioning between various defensive roles. Whether deployed at left-back, right-back, centre-back, or even as a defensive midfielder in recent matches, Gomez has consistently displayed his composure, tactical acumen, and defensive prowess.

Klopp’s admiration for Joey’s multifaceted skill set was evident in his post-match remarks following Liverpool’s hard-fought 1-0 victory over Nottingham Forest. The Liverpool boss emphasised Gomez’s ability to cover multiple positions effectively, underscoring the invaluable asset he would be to the England squad. Here is what the gaffer had to say via Daily Mail:

“I am not standing here telling Gareth who he should pick but you can get one player and have four positions covered. Wonderful.”

“If you play football at this level, there is [a big] difference between centre-half, full-back, right, left, to the No. 6 – and he is capable of that transition in his mind.”

Gomez’s versatility is like having a footballing jackpot in your pocket. Need someone to lock down the left flank? Call Gomez. Craving a solid presence in the heart of defence? Gomez to the rescue. And hey, why not sprinkle in a dash of defensive midfield work while we’re at it? Yep, you guessed it. Gomez is your guy. Call us Hank Schrader the way we can vouch for Gomey.

Joe Gomez can soon feature in an England shirt again.
Joe Gomez can soon feature in an England shirt again.

With Klopp’s playful nudge and Gomez’s undeniable talent, the stage is set for an England comeback that’s sure to lift the player’s spirits.

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As England prepare for the upcoming international fixtures, the prospect of Joe Gomez donning the Three Lions jersey once again offers a glimpse into the defender’s enduring impact on the international stage. With Klopp’s vote of confidence and Gomez’s proven track record, the stage is surely set for a potential return to the national team fold, where Gomez can continue to showcase his exceptional talent and contribute to England’s success.