Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp criticises Gareth Southgate for selecting John Stones over Joe Gomez

Jurgen Klopp criticises Gareth Southgate for picking out John Stones in excess of Liverpool’s Joe Gomez for England… even with Guy Town defender actively playing ZERO minutes this time period

  • Jurgen Klopp has questioned why Joe Gomez was remaining out of the England squad
  • Gomez was not in the squad for England’s most recent Earth Cup qualifiers
  • But John Stones was included and commenced against Andorra and Hungary 
  • ‘Obviously there is a unique point for Mr Stones,’ Klopp reported on Friday 

Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp has hit out at Gareth Southgate for not buying Joe Gomez for England’s recent Earth Cup qualifiers – especially following which includes John Stones despite actively playing no football this time for Manchester Town.  

‘Sometimes Gareth reacts if you are not actively playing for your club you cannot perform for the national team,’ Klopp instructed his Friday push meeting forward of his team’s trip to Watford in the Premier League.

‘Obviously there is a unique point for Mr Stones.’ 

Jurgen Klopp believes Joe Gomez should have been included in the last England squad

Jurgen Klopp believes Joe Gomez really should have been included in the last England squad

Klopp took aim at England coach Gareth Southgate for picking John Stones over Gomez

Klopp took aim at England mentor Gareth Southgate for buying John Stones in excess of Gomez

Klopp has been easing Gomez again into motion following he missed the majority of last time with a major knee damage sustained although in England schooling.

Gomez has only performed twelve minutes of Premier League football this time, with Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip proving unmoveable at the heart of the Reds’ defence.

But he has been offered valuable activity time in the Champions League and Carabao Cup and Klopp would have liked for him to have bought more minutes beneath his belt for England this month. 

On the other hand, Gomez was remaining out by Southgate for the Earth Cup qualifiers against Andorra and Hungary although Stones commenced the two online games, scoring in the 1-1 draw with Hungary.  

And Klopp was dissatisfied that his participant was not offered a prospect by Southgate and missed out on more match motion.   

Klopp said Southgate had reneged on his stance of picking players performing for their clubs

Klopp reported Southgate experienced reneged on his stance of buying players undertaking for their clubs

Stones has not played any minutes for Manchester City but was given the nod by Southgate

Stones has not performed any minutes for Manchester Town but was offered the nod by Southgate

‘He’s in major form. Joe hasn’t been named up, it would have served him. He’s an excellent centre-50 %,’ he additional.

‘We have 5 excellent centre-backs. Nat Phillips is just not in the squad but [neither is Ibrahima] Konate and Joe as nicely.  

‘Last yr taught us we will need at minimum 4 centre-backs but when they are all balanced, we get these issues.

Stones repaid Southgate's faith in him by scoring for England in the 1-1 draw with Hungary

Stones repaid Southgate’s religion in him by scoring for England in the 1-1 draw with Hungary

Gomez has struggled to get back in the Liverpool first team since retuning from injury

Gomez has struggled to get again in the Liverpool very first team due to the fact retuning from damage

‘It’s not fantastic every 7 days for them but it can be the scenario and they offer really nicely with it simply because of their top quality.’ 

Though Klopp was frustrated to see Gomez not perform for England, he was angry that Curtis Jones has returned hurt from beneath-21 responsibility and will be unavailable to face Watford.

‘Curtis Jones came again hurt. Excellent. Which is not Ok as nicely but it is really difficult to get in correct call even with the English federation simply because they do what they want,’ he reported.

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones played for the under-21s in Andorra and returned injured

Liverpool midfielder Curtis Jones performed for the beneath-21s in Andorra and returned hurt

‘He did not teach, was not involved in the very first activity and then he performed a couple of minutes in the next activity against Andorra – great. 

‘Very crucial he performed there. Arrived again with a slight damage and not obtainable tomorrow. These are the cases we have to offer with and this is why we have these significant squads where by we use players like equipment.

‘When the federations do not start off supporting us – and I signify all of them, whoever it is, the Premier League, the FA – they have to feel about the activity and not their personal interests but that is how it is in the moment.’