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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez in line to earn first England call-up in four years

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is set to receive a call-up to the England national team for the first time in almost four years, according to the Daily Mail.

England manager Gareth Southgate is battling a slew of injuries at the back, opening the door for Gomez to return to the squad.

The 26-year-old has been excellent across the backline for the Reds throughout this season, earning his call.

The Catford-born star has adeptly filled in at centre-back, right-back, and even left-back, helping Jurgen Klopp to plug several injury-laid holes.

Gomez has featured in 24 Premier League games this term, helping the Merseysiders keep five clean sheets while winning 53% of his duels.

Southgate has a number of injury complications that he is dealing with, and Gomez will likely be called upon to represent his nation in the coming friendlies ahead of Euro 2024.

England take on Brazil and Belgium in preparatory friendlies, and Southgate will be without full-backs Reece James, Luke Shaw, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kieran Trippier and Ben Chilwell.

Gomez filled in at right and left-back against Manchester City and can be a vital asset for the Three Lions.

Also, centre-backs Harry Maguire and Marc Guehi are dealing with injury concerns, and Gomez can easily replace them.

With his versatility, experience, and resurgent form, Gomez has answered Klopp’s call at every turn. His return to fitness and consistent performances across the backline make him a strong candidate for the England squad. 

Southgate’s defensive injury crisis presents a golden opportunity for Gomez to reclaim his place with the Three Lions, bringing much-needed depth and adaptability to the backline as they gear up for the Euros.

He will hope to avoid any injury setbacks, nail down a spot in the team, and book a place at the showpiece event in Germany later this year. 

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