Klopp takes a swipe at England coach

English Premier League

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has taken a swipe at England boss Gareth Southgate for not calling up one of his stars.

Joe Gomez was not called up for the Three Lions' recent World Cup qualifiers after not starting a single Premier League game for the Reds this season.

However, John Stones did receive a call-up even though he has seemingly lost his starting spot in the Manchester City line-up to Aymeric Laporte.

"Sometimes Gareth reacts if you are not playing for your club you can't play for the national team. Obviously there is a special thing for Mr Stones.

"He's in top shape. Joe hasn't been called up, it would have helped him. He's an exceptional centre-half.

"We have five exceptional centre-backs. Nat Phillips is not in the squad but [neither is Ibrahima] Konate and Joe as well.

"Last year taught us we need at least four centre-backs but when they are all healthy, we get these questions.

"It's not perfect every week for them but it's the situation and they deal really well with it because of their quality."

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