How Joe Gomez Has Broke The Mould To Break Through At Liverpool - football

How Joe Gomez Has Broke The Mould To Break Through At Liverpool

OF all the numbers involved in Liverpool’s first eight games of the league campaign — 20 points, no losses, 15 goals scored — perhaps the most eye-catching is three goals conceded.
It is the joint lowest in the league, along with Manchester City, and seven less than Arsenal — who are one place behind The Reds in the league. Manchester United have conceded 11 more at this stage. Not that they should be bothering us much this season…
Whichever way you look at it — goals conceded, chances created against, the xG fella — Liverpool have been miserly this season so far. Much of the credit has gone to the new goalkeeper, who to be fair is absolutely massive, and to the continued impact of January signing Virgil van Dijk, who to be fair is absolutely massive. Arguably as much praise should be given to Joe Gomez, who this season has been absolutely massive. Gomez has been composed on the ball and formidable off it, looking every inch the centre half he has always promised to become. So many young centre halves brought to the club over the last decade or so have failed; Seb Coates, Tiago Ilori, Gabriel Paletta, Jack Hobbs, Mikel San Jose, Danny Wilson, Daniel Ayala, the list could go on. Gomez, however, has managed to meet expectation and can only get better.
So why’s Gomez any different" Well, the easiest answer would be he is better at football, but perhaps that’s too simplistic. Many of the above were as highly rated as G...
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