Joe Gomez, 25, has decided to extend his stay at Liverpool, and Jurgen Klopp has praised the move, calling Gomez “an outstanding talent.”
The Englishman’s future had been somewhat uncertain amid reported interest in the player and after making only 21 appearances across all competitions last term.
The former Mainz mastermind told liverpoolfc.com, “As a club, we have got a lot of good, really fantastic news lately, and this is some more.”
Joe is a outstanding talent. He is an outstanding defender and also an outstanding human being.
Knowing that he will continue his journey with us is a huge boost, one that everyone who loves Liverpool FC and cares about its present and future should be unbelievably happy about. He has so many qualities that I could talk about them all day.
Given that Joel Matip has earned the chance to keep his spot next to Virgil van Dijk after a fantastic season, possibly his best with the English top-flight team, it is unclear how the backline will appear going forward.
Equally, Ibrahima Konate’s outstanding performance in the Champions League final, which capped off a fantastic debut season in English football for the Frenchman, will undoubtedly guarantee more regular minutes in the starting lineup.
Prior to the start of the upcoming season, Klopp has been faced with a huge selection headache, but he will absolutely enjoy it.
We will undoubtedly need at least four top-tier center halves available for rotation at all times if we want to continue fighting on all fronts.