Joe Gomez has just agreed to a new contract, a long term contract to stay at Anfield until 2024. The liverpool player has 59 appearances for the team since joining from Charlton for £3.5m in 2015 and has earned six England caps.
He told Liverpoolfc and their official website that”Signing this new deal means the world to me,”
He continued to say “I’ve been at the club a few years now and have had the pleasure to play for Liverpool and experience what that means, so I am delighted to get the chance to extend my contract here.
“I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and I am happy for that to continue.” He ended.
The Liverpool defender is currently sidelined for up to six weeks after a fractured leg during their win at Burnley last Wednesday with 3-1 defeat. Since Joe Gomez arrived at Anfield as an 18 year old this is the latest injury he has pick up.
Back when he was 18 year old he suffered a serious knee injury which made him miss the rest of that season, then this year he picked up an ankle problem sustained while in duty for England which ruled him out of their Real Madrid Champions League final loss in June 2018.
Liverpool manager has made comment son slide tackles made after Liverpool’s win against Burnley in which Gomez picked up a fractured leg injury. “There have been a lot of highs and lows, it’s my fourth season now and every one has been different,” Gomez said.
“Obviously I would like to have had a few less setbacks along the way, but it has all been part of my journey – one that I have loved and embraced. I have learned so much.
Joe Gomez added “There have been good times on the pitch as well. Hopefully that can continue. I am learning under a great manager and great coaching staff and have all the tools around me to keep progressing and learning. I am looking forward to it.
“All the signs show where the club is heading, where our team is heading. We got so close last year in the European competition and in the league this year, we’ve shown such good character in the start to the season so far.
“[It’s] our best start ever as club, so that shows if there is ever a time to have belief in the club and where we’re going, it is now.”
Talking about Liverpool, Liverpool top the English Premier League table at the moment. Has they lead Manchester City with one point over them with Arsenal and Chelsea coming behind as Liverpool just recently top the table. This time, Joe Gomez didn’t really amaze everybody, the UK’s football betting sites could predict such a long term contract due to injuries and a lot of matches not played.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has labelled his defender Joe Gomez ‘one of England’s National teams best defenders, both in team and country and even in Europe, and shows performance in less competitive matches such as their game against Watford.
Liverpool boss said: “Joe’s development and progression has been outstanding in the past couple of seasons and I only see his trajectory heading in an upward direction.
Jurgen Klopp continued to say: “He is so keen to learn and so keen to improve that I think his potential has no limit. Already this season we have seen him mature on the pitch and the credit for that goes 100 per cent to Joe himself for the attitude he has.
“His versatility is something that makes him even more valuable. He can play centre-half in almost any system you can think of, plus both full-back positions.” He added.
“It is no exaggeration to say he is one of England’s best defenders already, but when you keep in mind he is still very young the room for further improvement and development is just so exciting.
“Off the pitch, I think I recently described him as ‘the nicest boy on the planet’ – and I mean it.
“He is so humble, so grounded, that it is a pleasure for me, my staff and the other players to work with him every day at Melwood.” He ended.