Yesterday, Alisson Becker spoke of his delight at being at Liverpool and the way he needs to be right here for years to come back, and now centre-back Joe Gomez has accomplished the identical.
The 23-year-old is one half of our elegant centre-back mixture alongside Virgil Van Dijk, the world’s finest defender – however Gomez manages to enhance the Dutchman brilliantly.
There was some extent earlier within the season when Gomez wasn’t getting within the facet as a result of type of Joel Matip, however the Englishman has described how he acquired his head down and gained his place again within the facet – and extra to the purpose – how badly he needs to remain for good.
“It was robust,” Gomez instructed the membership’s official web site. “I imply, I by no means had a interval most likely that lengthy whereby I used to be match however not concerned.
“But it surely’s half and parcel of being right here and at a membership of this stature.
“I needed to simply bide my time and maintain working onerous in coaching. It’s by no means straightforward as a participant to take a seat out and watch from the sidelines for that kind of time frame but it surely’s half and parcel, like I say, of being right here.
“Unlucky issues occur and gamers get injured, I knew it was essential then at that time that I needed to play my half.
“Clearly we had been in a great place already at that time come December, issues had been constructive, the place we had been within the league. I used to be wanting to not wish to let anybody down, or simply proceed that stage and play my half.
“It was a troublesome time but it surely helped form me differently to [how] the accidents have. I had to have a look at myself and actually dig deep, and perceive I’ve acquired to be affected person right here and take it from there.
“I can undoubtedly say it’s been the most effective 5 years of my life. Had some robust instances however they’ve helped form me and I wouldn’t have needed to spend them, good or dangerous, wherever else.
“The town, the individuals and the membership, the employees and all the things that makes the membership, the supporters.
“I’ve grown up right here. My little boy is a Scouser now and it’s house for me and there’s nowhere else I’d fairly be.”
With Gomez and Van Dijk marshalling our backline – to not point out Alisson behind them and Fabinho offering a wall of safety in entrance – it’s no shock Liverpool had the most effective defensive file within the Premier League for the second consecutive season.
In consequence, we’re favourites to concede the fewest targets within the 2020/21 marketing campaign, which is ready to start in September – just some weeks away from once we secured this season’s title. Manchester Metropolis might be up there within the odds however contemplating the 18-point victory margin, the good cash is unquestionably on Jurgen Klopp’s Reds.
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