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Liverpool's Gomez better option for England than Walker - Cascarino

Tony Cascarino believes Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has shown he is better than Kyle Walker in some areas of the field.

Manchester City fullback Walker was utilised at centre-back by Gareth Southgate for the majority of England's World Cup campaign.

Gomez has impressed mightily in four Premier League starts at centre-back and Cascarino is confident he could fill the role better than Walker.

"Joe Gomez played really well on the right of England's three-man defence," the former Chelsea striker told The Times. That position is his to lose now. He is 21 and will only get better playing centrally alongside Virgil van Dijk for Liverpool this season.

"Kyle Walker did well in that role in the World Cup but Gomez is almost as quick and is better in the air and has better positional sense than Walker, who is best at right back. The Manchester City man's strengths are in one-on-one situations and flying up and down the right flank.

"It leaves Gareth Southgate with a tough choice at right wing back between Walker and Kieran Trippier but the England manager should not drop Gomez just to get Walker and Trippier in."

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