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Liverpool’s Joe Gomez to get Spain test

Timothy Aiyeku

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Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been tipped to get a starting role in England’s UEFA Nations League encounter against Spain on Monday.

The clash will be a return leg of the 2-1 defeat the Gareth Southgate led team suffered in the hands of the Spanish side.

The young defender who has been praised and tipped to become one of England’s best will replace John Stones who has been suspended. He will see his fifth cap for the Three Lions on Monday.

Stones and Jordan Henderson will be serving a match suspension having received their second yellow cards in Friday’s 0-0 draw at Croatia

Although, Southgate, for reasons unknown refused to name the replacement for Henderson in his press interview on Sunday.

According to the England national team, Gomez has been in fine form for the Merseyside club and that has earned him a starting role in most Liverpool games this season.

Describing him as a young defender, Southgate noted that Gomez has got good tactics and athleticism.

However, he will have the opportunity to prove the talent he is and also help his English side secure at least, a point in Spain.

Southgate has predicted a difficult game for his as he hopes to strengthen his midfield.

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Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.