Liverpool defender Joe Gomez looks set to miss out on playing for England later this evening.
Many England fans have hit back at Gareth Southgate, as Liverpool defender Joe Gomez appears to be set to miss out on playing for his country again this evening.
England have struggled badly at the back recently, but Liverpool’s Gomez has been overlooked.
Gomez has struggled for game time at Liverpool this term, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip ahead of him in the pecking order.
And many Liverpool supporters are questioning why Southgate is turning to Mings over Gomez.
Gomez gets penalized for being behind the two best CB’s in Europe? Southgate is an embarrassment.— Phil Perspective (@PhilPerspective) October 13, 2019
It’s irrelevant…he is by far Englands best centre back.— @RAB360 (@RAB360) October 13, 2019
That easy run and failure in the World Cup masks that Southgate is a terrible manager.
Southgate is absolutely clueless, but good for us as it means less chance of injuries.— LFC (@xMCRx13) October 13, 2019
Southgate is now just showing inept he is at management— Tom Rose (@tomrose94) October 13, 2019
When Joe gets back into a rhythm he strolls into that team. Wouldn’t worry if I was him!— Kevin Rissetto (@KRissetto) October 13, 2019
Shocking decision. Considering the form of the selections he made the other day.— GazMac (@Gazmac08) October 14, 2019
Why doesn’t he just start Gomez. He’s miles better than Keane and Mings https://t.co/sjFjAQT0AA— Arthur (@ArthurM_LFC) October 14, 2019
Mings has been in excellent form for Villa since joining in January, but Gomez is regarded as one of the most exciting defensive prospects in the country.
Whether Southgate is making the right decision by leaving Gomez out as he isn’t playing regularly at Liverpool is very much up for debate.
England lost their last match against the Czech Republic and will be looking to bounce back with a victory this evening against Bulgaria.