Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has the chance to show Dejan Lovren exactly how it’s done against Harry Kane at Wembley.
On Saturday the Reds take on Tottenham Hotspur in London.
Jurgen Klopp’s side lost 4-1 in the same fixture last term.
Kane scored twice and Lovren put in one of his worst ever Liverpool performances.
The Croatian was hooked after just half an hour after making two costly errors.
It was a particularly tough time for Lovren, who then had to endure death threats in the wake of his performance.
This time around, the former Southampton and Lyon defender is out injured, and Klopp will field an entirely different partnership from the start in Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.
The pair have been outstanding together so far this season, but Gomez has the chance to show Lovren how it’s done, with van Dijk obviously the more seasoned of the two with little to prove.
Gomez has a huge chance to shine
The England international will have a huge test on his hands contending with Kane.
The striker hasn’t completely hit the ground running yet however, he does have two goals from the opening four games.
Last year Kane tore Lovren apart, and Gomez will be looking to give him a far tougher day at the office.
He will be trying to use this game as an opportunity to show Jurgen Klopp that he deserves to keep playing ahead of Lovren when he returns from injury.
Also, Gomez actually played in the 4-1 defeat last season but didn’t cover himself in much glory. There’ll therefore be added incentive for the centre-half to perform.
The £3.5 million signing from Charlton Athletic is much improved and far more mature than he was a year ago. Kane will know all about his fellow countryman’s impressive rise.