With Ibrahima Konate injured and Virgil van Dijk serving a suspension, coach Jurgen Klopp was forced to let Joe Gomez and Joel Matip play from the start.
However, it was a combination that brought great success to Liverpool. They won 3-0 against Aston Villa and that was the first match that Liverpool kept a clean sheet in the Premier League this season.
Journalist Neil Jones rated defender Joe Gomez as a bright spot for The Kop last night. After the win, Jones wrote on Twitter: “Joe Gomez’s best game for Liverpool in a long time. Today he was excellent.”
According to Sofascore, Gomez completed 103 of 108 passes, achieving a 95% accuracy rate, along with winning 5 of 7 duels (71% success) and making 2 clearances and 1 precise tackle. He also successfully completed 3 long passes against Aston Villa.
With Trent Alexander-Arnold recently injured, Gomez could be a great replacement on the right wing, as he has played right-back in the past.
Crouching Dragon | 06:35 09/04/2023