Jurgen Klopp told Liverpool FC can rely on Joe Gomez’s versatility

BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks believes Liverpool FC can rely on Joe Gomez and his versatility

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool FC defender Joe Gomez Photo: New Balance

Garth Crooks has reassured Jurgen Klopp that the Liverpool FC manager can rely on Joe Gomez in a variety of positions.

The England international has started Liverpool FC’s opening seven games in the Premier League at centre-half alongside club record signing Virgil van Dijk.

Gomez helped Liverpool FC to pick up six victories and one draw as the Merseyside outfit conceded three times in their opening seven fixtures.

However, Klopp made a tweak to the Liverpool FC team after the German head coach started Gomez at right-back after Trent Alexander-Arnold dropped to the bench.

The 21-year-old produced a composed performance to limit the impact of Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane during their goalless draw with Manchester City on Saturday evening.

Former Spurs forward Crooks was quick to hail Gomez’s performance in a left-back role in Manchester City’s goalless draw with Liverpool FC.

“Gomez, meanwhile, looked as safe as houses,” Crooks told BBC Sport.

“Whether this young man plays in the centre of defence or as a full-back he is an outstanding defender and one you can rely upon.”

Gomez moved to Liverpool FC in a £3.5m deal from lower league side Charlton Athletic in the 2015 summer transfer window under Klopp’s predecessor Brendan Rodgers.

The England international suffered a serious knee injury a matter of days after Klopp took over the reins from Rodgers

Gomez has made 51 appearances in all competitions under Rodgers and Klopp after Liverpool FC snapped up the promising defender after one season in the Championship.

The 21-year-old started the 2015-16 season at left-back and impressed in the role with composed performances at the back.

Gomez, though, appears to best suited to a centre-half role judging by his performances alongside Van Dijk.

Liverpool FC will make the trip to Huddersfield Town in their next Premier League fixture at John Smith Stadium on Saturday 20 October.

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