Liverpool fans will be gearing up for a massive Champions League semi-final clash with Barcelona in just a couple of week’s time, and hopefully, they’ll have had some time to get Joe Gomez settled by then. The young defender made his return to first-team action yesterday coming off the bench against Porto, and the fans loved his long-awaited return.
66' – Joe Gomez returns to action for the Reds. He replaces Alexander-Arnold, with 25 minutes to go in Porto.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 17, 2019
The young English defender hadn’t featured for the Kopites since December until yesterday, and when he did finally come back it was a moment the fans savoured. Whilst it was great to see him back in action, though, it wasn’t a great return for the youngster as just three minutes after his entrance, the Reds conceded their first goal of the tie to make it 2-1 on the night and 4-1 on aggregate.
In the end, that one consolation goal from the Portuguese side meant little other than a memento for the goalscorer, the impressive Eder Militao. Gomez was far from at fault for the goal too, as it wasn’t his man from the corner who put the ball in the net, but it hardly looks great when your side concedes just minutes after you’ve come off the bench. Either way, though, that doesn’t matter now and the Kopites are just delighted to have Gomez back and ready for the final run in.
You can read the Reds’ thoughts on Gomez’s return:
The long awaited return pic.twitter.com/T7A5zfw2CS
— Darragh O Rourke (@DarraghORourke1) 17 April 2019
HES BACK pic.twitter.com/ZRWdDiPNlv
— #FreeShaqiri (@edftbl) April 17, 2019
YASSSSSSS HES BACK
— Keanu_LFC_16 (@KDW_15) April 17, 2019
Good to see him back in action
— RealTalk (@amaju96) 17 April 2019
— Natasha.Swales (@natasha_swales) April 17, 2019
2nd best defender in the world
— (@its_me_axad) 17 April 2019
— Nick Davies (@Nick_Davies1989) April 17, 2019
The Reds were delighted to see their young defender back in action and will be desperate for him to stay fit now until the end of the season.
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