There are no less than four Reds in the England squad for this weekend’s fixtures. Liverpool players are set to dominate the national side for years to come. One thing is certain, a Liverpool player should be England captain – the question is which one?
There are two standout candidates.
The future legendary centre-back has been capped at every level by England. Gomez even captained the U21 side during the Euro qualifying campaign and has since made seven first-team appearances. Of course, barring a string of injuries Gomez would be well into double figures for England by now.
The defender is playing regularly alongside the world’s best in Virgil van Dijk and will learn everything he needs to from the Dutchman. Strong, vocal, a leader. Gomez is a strong candidate.
The Scouse prodigy has stunned the world since bursting onto the scene. At just 20 years old he has already been named in the UEFA squad of the season and the Premier League team of the year. Trent played backup to Trippier during the 2018 World Cup and England paid the price.
Now the first-choice right-back, the sky is the limit. He is determined, tenacious and always improving. What edges Trent ahead of Joe Gomez for me is his heart on the sleeve attitude. He is blood and thunder and leaves everything on the pitch. An England captain for years to come.