Returning Joe Gomez will provide the solidity needed for Liverpool to push on and seize the title from current champions Manchester City
Out-of-form Liverpool have been relatively poor in recent weeks, but fans may find some solace in the fact that long-term absentee Joe Gomez is expected to return to the squad soon, meaning Jurgen Klopp has no major injuries to content with in the title run-in (as per Daily Mail).
A major injury sustained in Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley has seen Gomez on the side line since early December.
Prior to his absence Gomez had developed a formidable partnership with Netherlands international and world-class talent Virgil van Dijk, helping Liverpool towards a remarkable record of only five goals conceded in 15 games.
Since then Liverpool have conceded eight in 14 and have seen their form dip dramatically, throwing away a commanding lead at the top of the table.
For us, Gomez’s return to the first-team is as much a symbolic boost as it is a tangible one.
Yes, he is a quality player who will sure up his side’s defensive efforts, but his return means much more than that; it marks the end of their injury problems.
It is a major morale boost for the team – which is something they are evidently low on at the moment.
If Klopp is the tactician and exceptional man manager he is made out to be, he will use this opportunity to boost his players: balance has been restored.
Klopp will be hoping that, with the foundations of his squad now fully fit and raring to go, Liverpool will have more confidence in the forward positions where things have become a little lethargic and anxious.
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