It has been a tough season so far for the Liverpool fans in the Transfer Tavern. The Reds have struggled to really enjoy a solid run of form over the last few months, and that has cost them in the Premier League. However, there have been a few bright sparks for the Reds, and one man that has been earning a lot of praise lately is Joe Gomez.
Unsurprisingly, Liverpool’s defence has come under a lot of fire this season. It has been deserved, too, given that they’ve been conceding poor goals left, right and centre this term, with players like Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno getting a lot of criticism throughout the campaign. As such, there have been calls over the last few weeks, at least in the pub, for Jurgen Klopp to spend big on his defence throughout the January transfer window. Our landlord, though, is of a different opinion. He thinks that the German has everything he needs to succeed already at the club, and Joe Gomez could hold the key.
The Englishman has excelled this term, providing solid defensive work against some of the Premier League’s best teams, with a stellar display coming against Everton over the weekend. With a stadium of pressure on his shoulders, he has delivered calm, composed and solid performances whenever he has played, and that is not something that can be taken for granted. At 20-years-old, he has shown experience far beyond his years, and he has not made the mistakes that so many of his teammates have.
Able to play on the flanks and in the middle, Gomez can fill a number of holes in the Liverpool squad, and when Nathaniel Clyne eventually returns to action, the Englishman could replace the likes of Dejan Lovren, who has looked poor this term.
This is a win-win for Liverpool, and Gomez has really proved his worth this term. With him in the team, the Reds are on the right track as they look to return to the defensive unit that they once were.
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