By Laura O’Leary
Liverpool’s Joe Gomez is set to be handed his first ever start for England’s senior side against Brazil on Tuesday night, according to a report.
The Sun reports that the 20-year-old defender will replace the injured Gary Cahill in the starting line-up.
The young defender made his first appearance for England as a substitute in England’s last game against Germany, when he replaced Manchester United’s Phil Jones in the 25th minute.
The report continues suggesting that Gomez will form part of a back three alongside Harry Maguire and John Stones.
Due to Nathaniel Clyne’s injury Gomez has found himself with several opportunities for Liverpool this season.
This season, he has made 12 appearances in which he has grabbed one assist and helped the Reds achieve four clean sheets.
The 20-year-old has played for his nation at multiple levels, having made six appearances for England U-21s, four appearances for England U-19s, 19 appearances for England U-17s and finally two appearances for England U-16s.
The defender, who can be utilised as a right-back or a centre-back, has yet to score a goal at senior level.
Gomez has been at the Reds since July 2015 after moving from Charlton Athletic, and the defender signed a contract extension at the start of the year to keep him at Liverpool until 2022.