Liverpool news: ‘That position is his to lose now’ – Joe Gomez hailed by Tony Cascarino

LIVERPOOL star Joe Gomez will only get better for club and country.

That’s the verdict of former Ireland striker Tony Cascarino who was impressed with the youngster’s latest display.

Gomez put in an excellent shift for England against one of the best-attacking units in world football.

Gareth Southgate’s side ended up losing 2-1 to Spain at Wembley on Saturday but can consider themselves unlucky.

The Three Lions should arguably have snatched a late equaliser when Danny Welbeck’s goal was harshly ruled out for a foul on David De Gea.

But it was the Reds young defender Gomez who caught Cascarino’s eye with an assured display.

“Joe Gomez played really well on the right of England’s three-man defence,” he wrote in The Times.

“That position is his to lose now.”

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has put his faith in the 21-year-old, London-born star.

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Liverpool news: Joe Gomez

“He is 21 and will only get better”

Tony Cascarino

The German has picked him in all four of Liverpool’s games and the Reds have conceded just one goal in those 360 minutes.

And Cascarino believes there’s no better place for Gomez to be learning his trade than at Anfield.

“He is 21 and will only get better playing centrally alongside Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool this season,” he continued.

“Kyle Walker did well in that role in the World Cup but Gomez is almost as quick and is better in the air and has better positional sense than Walker, who is best at right back.

“The Manchester City man’s strengths are in one-on-one situations and flying up and down the right flank.

“It leaves Gareth Southgate with a tough choice at right wing back between Walker and Kieran Trippier.

“But the England manager should not drop Gomez just to get Walker and Trippier in.

Liverpool face a tough trip to Tottenham when on Saturday (12.30pm) when the Premier League returns.

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