Kevin Campbell fears Liverpool defender Joe Gomez “will be hurting again” this winter.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker does not believe the 25-year-old will be picked by England for the World Cup.
Gomez put pen to paper on a new five-year deal at Anfield earlier this month.
Done deal until 2027 for Joe Gomez 😍 pic.twitter.com/8zbQFsckYI
— Liverpool FC News (@LivEchoLFC) July 7, 2022
In an interview with the Liverpool Echo (18 July), the centre-half confessed it has “hurt” watching England at major tournaments after missing out on the squads.
The ex-Charlton defender added that he is in conversation with Three Lions boss ahead of this winter’s World Cup.
When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Gomez’s chances, Campbell said: “He will be hurting again, let’s just have it right.
“Look, sometimes you make decisions based on factors other than international football.
“He is playing at Liverpool football club. There is not many clubs in the world on a par with Liverpool.
“Yes, he could go somewhere and play regularly but it may not be at the same level. That could equally hurt his standing.
“He has made the choice to stick it out at Liverpool. He has signed a new contract and you never know, an injury here or there and he could be in.
“I think he has rolled the dice by staying but fair play to him.
“I think he’ll be gutted this winter though. I cannot see him making the World Cup squad.”