‘Needs To Earn His Spot Back’ ‘Has Been Horrendous Since Lockdown’ Fans Criticise Liverpool Star’s Recent Displays

‘Needs To Earn His Spot Back’ ‘Has Been Horrendous Since Lockdown’ Fans Criticise Liverpool Star’s Recent Displays

Liverpool centre-back Joe Gomez was certainly not the only defender who struggled in the 4-3 win against Leeds on Saturday but his performances in recent months have dipped alarmingly.

The England international had developed a formidable partnership with Virgil van Dijk but the Reds have begun to ship goals recently and many supporters on Twitter think the 23-year-old should be replaced by Joel Matip for the game against Chelsea:

Gomez has looked pretty shaky since the restart but the departure of Dejan Lovren means that manager Jurgen Klopp will have to utilise him even more often. When Matip is fit and available, there’s no doubt that he can challenge for a place in the starting eleven, but the 29-year-old’s poor injury record means he cannot be relied upon.

Considering the woeful defensive display at the weekend, you would hope that the club’s recruitment department are looking at signing another centre-half before the transfer window closes next month.