Former Charlton team-mate backs Joe Gomez to play for England

The youth product of the London club has made a positive start to his Premier League career.

The 18-year-old was one of Brendan Rodgers' surprise selections on the opening day of the season, but his performances since have vindicated his manager's trust, while suggesting that he has a very bright future at the top level.
Signed from Charlton Athletic in the summer for £3.5 million, according to the Guardian, the youngster has proven not only his talent, but his versatility in operating at left back for Liverpool's early cause.
Speaking to Sky Sports, his former teammate Roger Johnson is now leading the plaudits for Gomez's performances, after insisting that a place in the England national team is well within his reach in the foreseeable future.
"He is a great player for his age," Johnson said. "He's strong, quick, athletic. As the years go on I expect him to go on and become a full international and I just hope he keeps performing well enough to stay in that team and get another good season under his belt."
Gomez has started all five of Liverpool's Premier League fixtures so far, to the surprise of many. And although signs of his inexperience were noted in their weekend defeat at Old Trafford, the youngster's view to the future remains extremely promising.
At present he represents his country at U21 level, having worked his way up through the age groups from the U16's. It seems as if EURO 2016 may come a little early for Gomez and his chances of an inclusion, but if he maintains his performances for Liverpool, his name will surely be mentioned with a call-up moving beyond that.

Register for LIVERPOOL team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch