The 24-year-old has had a mixed career at Anfield since signing from Charlton in 2015. Although he has enjoyed success with the team, he has also had to be absent due to injury.
In addition, most of these absences were of long duration, in particular ankle and knee problems. Indeed, he missed the majority of the last campaign.
Gomez may be back in great shape now, but he is once again struggling to gain playing time. Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip have become the premier center-back duo in the Premier League.
However, 90min reports that Gomez learned at Old Trafford on Sunday that he now ranks fourth behind Ibrahima Konate.
That’s because Konate’s summer signing came to replace Matip as Reds. won a historic match 5-0. The report adds that Gomez saw his role under Klopp “confirmed” by this turn of events.
The England international subsequently feared for his role with England if the situation continued.
In reality, 90min adds that Gomez is becoming “more and more concerned” and “agitated”. He believes he is England’s best option in central defense. He was with Gareth Southgate’s side when he injured his knee last season.
Gomez wants to regain his place in the squad ahead of the 2022 World Cup. However, the situation has changed.
Harry Maguire and John Stones remain England’s center-back duo when they are in a four-back. Wolves’ Conor Coady is now a regular member of the squad and Southgate loves his leadership skills.
Moreover, Ben White has impressed in the heart of Arsenal’s defense, where he is a nailed starter. Fikayo Tomori and Tyrone Mings, meanwhile, did makeup the newest team of defenders.
Klopp defends Liverpool’s Gomez
Speaking after the international October break, Klopp criticized Southgate not to include Gomez in his team.
Asked what Gomez needs to do to get more minutes at Liverpool, the manager replied: “Nothing special, he’s in great shape. I know Gareth reacts from time to time that if a player doesn’t play regularly for his club, he isn’t playing for his national team.
“Obviously there is a special rule for Mr. Stones, but Joe was not called. Stuff like that would have helped him get a few games.
Gomez could start on Wednesday when Liverpool travel to Preston in the Carabao Cup.
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