Gomez knows he needs Liverpool place for England spot.

Gomez cannot expect to play for England until he wins back his Liverpool spot.

Gomez has confirmed he cannot expect to play for England until he wins back his Liverpool spot.

Joe Gomez knows he must secure a starting place at Liverpool if he is to do the same with England.

The 22-year-old defender, who was sidelined for months after suffering a lower-leg fracture last season, went down the pecking order at Anfield, with Joel Matip constantly proving he is the right man to play alongside Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the Liverpool defence.

Gomez is also behind the likes of Harry Maguire and Michael Keane as the starting centre-backs for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions, however the Reds star is positive he will turn his fortunes around.

"I cannot blame him [Southgate]. He speaks to me and is a great manager but if you meet up with England you are expected to be playing, so I have to keep working hard," Gomez told reporters as the Daily Mail reported.

"I have not been playing and every footballer wants to be playing.

"At the same time I understand that we are European champions and the lads are doing very well at the minute, so all I can do is keep my head down, keep working hard in training and wait for my chance.

"You cannot sit there and be down. You have to stay positive and do yourself justice when the time comes.

"You need to show the good attitude otherwise you will do yourself harm."


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