Joe Gomez set to miss the Qatar World Cup with England

Joe Gomez was a star in Liverpool’s victory over Manchester City and many had begun to think that this performance would help him secure a World Cup ticket with his nation.

As reported by David Ornstein: ‘Joe Gomez is not expected to be named in England’s squad for the World Cup today. The 25-year return to prominence at Liverpool, injuries to #ENG defenders and other omissions may have opened the door. But he understands that he misses out.’

This news hasn’t been officially confirmed as of yet, but as Gareth Southgate reveals the team he’s taking to the Far East, it looks like our man won’t be on the roster.

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It was probably news that our No. 2 would have expected, but there were certainly thoughts this campaign so far, that he might be ready for a team call-up.

Given Brazil’s decision to leave Bobby Firmino out as well, there will be some disappointed players in the Anfield dressing room, but they will all support their nations from afar.

As for the likes of Mo Salah, Luis Diaz and Andy Robertson, with their countries failing to qualify, it will be a period of relaxation for them ahead of a busy second half of the campaign.

Next, Jurgen Klopp will have to juggle varying fitness levels and moods within the camp, but there are few in world football better equipped to do so than him.

You can see the update on Gomez via @David_Ornstein on Twitter:

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