Martin Keown reacts to Liverpool star Joe Gomez's England performance

Joe Gomez of Liverpool takes a throw in during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

Pundit was impressed with Liverpool star but says he has areas to improve.

Joe Gomez of England tackles Saul Niguez of Spain during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United...

Former Premier League winning defender Martin Keown has told The Mail he feels Liverpool star Joe Gomez must be more vocal if he is to become a star man for England.

Gomez made his England debut against Spain at the weekend in a 2-1 defeat.

 

Keown said he could see why Gomez was called into the team, and would like to see him become more assertive in the future.

He said: "Gomez played well and only confirmed that he is a Rolls-Royce defender. He was the most accurate passer in the team.

"The next step is to become a domineering figure not afraid to point the finger at team-mates."

Saul Niguez of Spain and Joe Gomez of England during the UEFA Nations League A group four match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium on September 8, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Keown's comments are not a criticism, of a player who may understandably be a bit meek coming into the international set up for the first time, but he does not need to be.

Gomez is a starter for Liverpool and is starring alongside Virgil van Dijk. It won't have been as easy for him without the Dutchman alongside him.

The Liverpool ace must believe he is in the England team on merit and deserves his place.

England's next game is against Switzerland tomorrow night.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool takes a throw in during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

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