Joe Gomez’s sturdy begin to the season has obtained even higher with the Liverpool defender being named the brand new England under-21 captain.
The 20-year-old takes over the armband from James Ward-Prowse, with the Southampton midfielder now too previous to participate in any extra U21 tournaments.
It caps an amazing opening month of the 2017-18 marketing campaign for Gomez, who has featured in 4 of Liverpool’s 5 matches in all competitions. Two of these appearances have been begins in opposition to Crystal Palace and Arsenal within the Premier League, with Jurgen Klopp’s crew holding a clear sheet on every event.
Gomez was vastly spectacular at right-back in Sunday’s Four-Zero victory over the Gunners and even supplied the cross for Roberto Firmino’s headed opener.
I am delighted to be given the position, it is an honour!
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— Joe Gomez (@J_Gomez97) August 30, 2017
“I have been actually impressed with Joe and I’ve determined he might be captain,” England U21 boss Aidy Boothroyd stated.
“I am delighted he is getting recreation time at Liverpool, that is precisely what we would like. He is simply a kind of blokes who you suppose ‘I may very well be within the trenches with you.’
“He is gained at under-17 stage, he is nicely revered within the group so he would be the one. I’ve informed the gamers already that he would be the captain, however the management group round that has but to be determined.”
Gomez requested he not be thought-about for a spot within the squad for this summer season’s European Championship after talking with Boothroyd concerning the significance of recapturing his health, having not lengthy since returned from 15 months out with an anterior cruciate ligament harm.
“I used to be actually dissatisfied Joe could not come in the summertime however I completely understood why and I feel it says a bit about him that he did that,” Boothroyd stated.
“To get his large transfer from Charlton after which get injured so early on whereas away with us however to return by way of it on the opposite aspect and get again into Liverpool’s first crew reveals he is actually very mature.
“He is coped with it very nicely and proven he is a bit bit extra worldly-wise than the opposite boys. He is an actual good type and he is precisely what you’d need as a captain.”