Liverpool fans have been heaping praise on defender Joe Gomez after a Sky Sports stat illustrated how well the youngster has played this season.
The Reds extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to 19 points after a 2-0 win against West Ham United on Wednesday, with the 22-year-old featuring at centre-half alongside the Dutch colossus Virgil van Dijk. Goals from Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ensured that the Merseysiders secured all three points. However, a statistic about Gomez highlighted what a remarkable season the England international is having.
— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) January 29, 2020
Sky Sports Statto revealed on Twitter (via @SkySportsStatto) that when Gomez has played, Liverpool have conceded just eight goals in 35 league outings, with the team conceding just one goal in their last nine games. Supporters were in awe of Gomez’s achievements during the current campaign and made their feelings clear on social media.
One fan described the numbers as “unreal” with their side powering towards their first league title in 30 years. Another stated that Gomez was a better player than Manchester United defender Harry Maguire, who this season has registered an inferior passing rate (86.2%) compared to the Liverpool man (89.2%), according to WhoScored.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Liverpool fans down below…
He’s been unreal when fit
— Lois 🤷🏻♀️ (@Lois__6) January 29, 2020
England best defender, haters would still disagree.
— Geoff Unbearable (@Geoff_Unbearabl) January 29, 2020
That stat is ridiculous. Will write something up on him tomorrow mate.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) January 29, 2020
You better be listening to this, Gareth.
My man is really about to be England’s best defender even after getting booed by his own fans for getting attacked by his teammate. pic.twitter.com/D8UZ7cSwfC
— JamBo (@Dimble_) January 30, 2020
Best English defender in the world by far and 2nd best cb in the premier league after van dijk pic.twitter.com/239EXLJyW7
— Jack (@JH_J21) January 29, 2020
A defender of staggering ability, to be at the level he’s at and to have almost 100 games for the best team itw, won the CL, ESC, CWC and PL while being half of the best CB partnership in Europe, despite missing 2 years through injury by the age of 22 is incredible. Superstar.
— Captain moustache and his magic flute (@MoustacheHis) January 29, 2020
Better than Maguire pic.twitter.com/SaJc1M8TBY
— ray william (@ray789101) January 29, 2020
— Adam (@ady_brown) January 29, 2020
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