According to recent reports, Joe Gomez and Liverpool’s sporting director Julian Ward are in talks over a new contract at Anfield.
Last season, the versatile defender struggled to get game time. He also injured his ankle at the end of the campaign, but thankfully a scan revealed no significant damage.
However, Gomez’s 2020–21 season was written off after rupturing his patella tendon while on international duty in 2020.
Only six of the defender’s 20 appearances in the Premier League or Champions League last season were starts.
Steven Gerrard has expressed interest in that lack of action. And early this summer, the Daily Star claimed that Villa were preparing an offer for the defender to the tune of about £30 million.
According to reports, Gomez is fully aware that in order to fulfill his dream of playing in the World Cup, he may have to force a transfer.
Gomez’s injury prevented him from playing for England, and he continues to remain out of favour with Gareth Southgate.
However, any exit plan at Anfield has been put to stop by Julian Ward.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly wants to sign Gomez to a new contract, according to The Daily Mirror.
The 25-year-old and his agents are in “ongoing negotiations” over a contract extension, although the former Charlton star is under contract till 2024, the Reds wants him to commit his future to the team.
Although it is clear that Jurgen Klopp wants to keep Gomez, the problem will be guarantees over playing time.
Since returning to fitness, Gomez has grown impatient with himself for lagging behind Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate. Gomez is aware that he is competing for only one center-back spot because Virgil van Dijk is among the first names on the team sheet.
Joe Gomez was labeled by Klopp as “outstanding”.
The Londoner can also play right-back, but he is aware that Trent Alexander-Arnold’s presence in the building blocks his path to the first team.
Gomez, who played right back in the win over Watford in April, impressed Jurgen Klopp.
Joey performed very well both defensively and offensively. He ought to be thrilled about it. That we have quality on the bench is not surprising.
It’s a position he can play. His preferred position, which I understand to be center-half, is not this one. Although he can also play right back, he is a really outstanding player for us in that position.
Alexander-Arnold immediately made a comeback, and Gomez only made two more Premier League appearances after that. He was also an unused sub in the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid.
How much game time he receives under Klopp will determine his future. This summer, both Matip and Van Dijk will turn 31; in discussions with Liverpool management, this fact might be emphasized.