This season has seen Liverpool win their two games with relative ease, scoring six goals and conceding zero since against West Ham and Crystal Palace. Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have been key to that and Danny Murphy has spoken to Bwin about how he’d be keen to see Gomez keep his place even when Dejan Lovren returns.
Harsh? Or a pretty sensible prediction? https://t.co/SkKoA7GpWn
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) 23 August 2018
The 41-year-old ex-Liverpool midfielder claimed that he doesn;t think Lovren can keep up his World Cup form and that seems like a fair assessment. The Croatian defender was sublime in the World Cup and had some good games in the lead up to the tournament with Liverpool back at the end of the last season. However, he has some errors in him and they’ve been seen first hand by the fans, that 4-1 loss to Spurs at Wembley is a great example.
The way the club has started this season also shows that Lovren might not be so crucial to the club anyway. Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have kept two clean sheets in two and if they can keep a third it will be the first time the club has opened a Premier League campaign with three straight clean sheets since the 2015/16 season. Things don’t look like they need changing at the moment and Jurgen Klopp will be well aware of that.
You can read the Reds’ verdict on Murphy’s comments here:
To be honest, the way our defence has started this season I don't think we'll need to find out. Keep Gomez in until further notice. Lovren has an attitude problem.
— Jack D (@JackDunc1) August 23, 2018
I dont see him getting his place back so easy, gomez doing really well. And can only get better alongside VVD
— Dave C (@davethevalefan) August 23, 2018
Gomez is injury prone. Lovren good back up
— Bazza M (@bazzabethallfc) August 23, 2018
Gomez has done terrific and benefits from playing with VVD but so did lovren. He had a terrific World Cup and was tremendous in the CL final. So you can only judge his form from this. I’d be more concerned if anything happened to Robertson !!!!!
— christian gustafsson (@chrisgus71) August 23, 2018
I don't think Lovren is guaranteed to walk straight back into the starting 11 anyway, I think VVD and Gomez have the making of a brilliant centre back pairing that's only going to get stronger, I think Lovren always has a costly mistake in him and won't get back in that easily
— steve kindlon (@stevekindlon) August 23, 2018
We have other options if he doesn’t deliver
— Gary (@Garyb28Gary) August 23, 2018
I really want Gomez to keep his place anyway. Deserves a chance and played well in those 2 games
— Mohamed Albatarni (@BatarniMohd) August 23, 2018
His form generally stays consistent, just every now and then he has a stinker of a game out of nowhere or does something very rash
— Colin freeman (@keeweeman) August 23, 2018
The Liverpool fans on Twitter seem to agree with Murphy over Lovren and won’t want to see Gomez lose his place cheaply.