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Joe Gomez is the man Liverpool fans want to see partner Van Dijk this season

Joe Gomez is the man Liverpool fans want to see partner Van Dijk this season

Liverpool are quite thin on the ground with their centre-back options at the moment. The Reds lost Joel Matip to injury when they lost 3-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup and with Dejan Lovren still on holiday after his lengthy World Cup, Joe Gomez is the man who the fans have been delighted to see partner with Virgil van Dijk.

Gomez joined Liverpool back in 2015 from Charlton Athletic and he’s predominantly been deployed as a full-back for the Anfield club, however, whilst speaking in an interview for the Liverpool website, the 21-year-old claimed he hopes to grow into that position (centre-back) and that playing alongside van Dijk helps as the Dutchman is like a big brother to him.

Last night, Liverpool faced Manchester City in their second fixture in the ICC tournament. After being left disappointed by Borussia Dortmund in their opener Klopp would have been keen to get a win and gain momentum ahead of the season. That’s exactly what happened as Mo Salah and Sadio Mane completed the turn around for the Kopites after trailing to Leroy Sane’s opener. Gomez looked shaky but grew into his role at the back and the fans will be hoping the best is yet to come.

You can read the Reds’ verdict on Gomez here:

From the tweets above you can see that the fans are more than happy with Gomez starting at the heart of their defence this season.

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