Many Liverpool players celebrated Joe Gomez’s new contract yesterday, including Virgil Van Dijk.
The Liverpool player extended his contract until 2027. And reacting to Gomez’s celebratory post on Instagram, Van Dijk showed his appreciation with a hands-making-love-heart emoji.
Also in the comments section were Liverpool’s captain and vice-captain. Jordan Henderson decided that three emojis best summed his mood – clapping hands, fire and a love heart. While James Milner simply went for not one, but two fire symbols.
Legendary Liverpool center-back Sami Hyypia also showed his support with a pair of clapping hands. Additionally, Dominic Solanke, Gomez’s former teammate with the Reds, posted “Congrats bro” to the player.
Liverpool get their priorities sorted
After appearing to have concluded their incoming business this summer, Liverpool were thought to be focusing their attention on Gomez’s new contract.
They haven’t wasted any time in making sure everything was done and dusted ahead of the new season.
The whole thing was sorted within hours after news broke yesterday afternoon that Gomez was close to signing a new contract.
According to reports, the Reds are still trying to tie down one or two players in persons of Diogo Jota and Naby Keita. After a successful couple of years, the Portuguese forward could be in line for a big pay increase, while Keita is entering the final year of his contract.
None of the three could be considered to be in Jurgen Klopp’s current best eleven. However, the Reds did not nearly win a quadruple last season having just eleven players.
They need strength in depth if they want to try something similar this year. There won’t be many teams with better choices than Gomez, Keita, and Jota in terms of squad options.
Greetings on your new contract, Joe. Let’s hope that this season will be even more productive.