Declan Rice told Joe Gomez that he’ll ‘see him soon’ after Liverpool’s game against West Ham United on Wednesday.
As per the Inside Anfield series on Liverpool FC’s YouTube channel, Rice could be seen laughing with Gomez and Curtis Jones in the Anfield tunnel.
After Jones breaks off to greet West Ham’s Ben Johnson, Gomez and Rice continue in deep discussion.
‘Joe! See you soon, yeah,” the Hammers skipper shouts after Gomez after the camera had briefly cut away.
Rice, who has previously been linked with a move to Liverpool, was excellent for his team despite their 1-0 defeat on Wednesday.
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It isn’t unusual to see two players in friendly discussion after a Premier League game these days. To some, that’s a sign of the physicality of the game going to pot. But it’s just the way things are.
As a result, it would be wrong to read anything more into the discussion.
But perhaps Rice’s ‘see you soon’ salvo could be a hint towards Gomez’s England chances? The West Ham man is certain to play a key role for the Three Lions at this winter’s tournament.
Gomez on the other hand is starting to become a serious contender to sneak into the squad. The 25-year-old hasn’t been named in any group since being injured on international duty in September 2020.Photo by Ulrik Pedersen/DeFodi
There’s good reason for that, too. Gomez has found himself out of the team at Liverpool more often than not.
But with a few doubts emerging over some of Gareth Southgate’s more favoured centre-back options, the Liverpool man is back in the frame.
An excellent performance against Manchester City leant real weight to Gomez’s bid. He was less convincing against West Ham but still contributed to the team keeping a clean sheet. As England’s right-back options drop like flies too, he can also do a job there.