Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez is reportedly now contemplating leaving the club this summer, in order for his 2022 World Cup dream not to be hampered.
The Lowdown: Gomez out of favour at Liverpool
It has been a hugely frustrating season for the 24-year-old, who has found playing time extremely difficult to come by under Jurgen Klopp.
Gomez has only started one Premier League game in 2021/22 to date, at home to Norwich City, and even that match saw him deployed as a right-back.
With Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate all ahead of him in the centre-back pecking order, it is hard to see how his current situation will change any time soon.
The Latest: Defender wants summer exit
Leicester City, Tottenham, Newcastle United and West Ham are all mentioned as potential suitors for the Englishman, whose current deal expires in the summer of 2024.
The Verdict: Need to keep hold of him
While Gomez wanting to leave is understandable given every player’s desire to play in big international tournaments, Liverpool should still do all they can to keep him at the club for the foreseeable future.
With Van Dijk and Matip both turning 31 later this year, Gomez could still end up being a regular starter over time – whether or not he is happy to be patient could be the biggest stumbling block, though.
In other news, a Spanish source has made a Liverpool transfer claim. Read more here.
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