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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Joe Gomez should have been called up to the latest England squad, as quoted in The Liverpool Echo.

Klopp has said that Gomez is in top shape at the moment, and has described the 24-year-old as “exceptional”.

The Liverpool manager believes that Gomez should have been called ahead of Manchester City defender John Stones for the England squad over the international break.

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Klopp said: “Sometimes Gareth reacts if you are not playing for your club you can’t play for the national team. Obviously there is a special thing for Mr Stones.”

The Liverpool boss added about Gomez: “He’s in top shape. Joe hasn’t been called up, it would have helped him. He’s an exceptional centre-half.”

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Is Jurgen Klopp right?

If you read Klopp’s comments carefully, you will notice that the Liverpool boss wanted Gomez to be called up to the England squad so that he could get some valuable minutes..

The 24-year-old missed a huge chunk of last season out injured.

Gomez is back to full fitness now, but he is not playing regularly at the moment.

The Liverpool no. 12 has played only 13 minutes in the Premier League so far this season.

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The former Charlton Athletic defender has played 114 minutes in the Champions League and has played once in the Carabao Cup so far this campaign.

Getting some minutes with England would have certainly helped Gomez in getting back to top match fitness.

However, we do not think that it is England head coach Gareth Southgate’s job to give playing time to players who need it.

Stones is a more experienced player than Gomez. 

The City star is arguably better than Gomez.

If Gomez is play for England again, then he has to show that he deserves it by doing well for Liverpool.

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