Joe Gomez has explained that Liverpool feels “at home” to him after his experiences both on and off the pitch during his time at Merseyside and explained that the city will be “etched” in him for life.
The No. 2 has been at Anfield since joining from Charlton in the summer of 2015 and has won every major trophie possible at the club.
Despite having to fight for a place alongside Virgil van Dijk with the likes of Ibrahima Konate and Joel Matip, the versatile defender has impressed when called up this season.
“Physically at home, that’s family to me,” Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com.
“But obviously I think of the city [of Liverpool] and the way I now feel at home here just because of the time I’ve spent.
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“When I first arrived home was London and that was all I knew and that is where I would be on a day off if I could but now Liverpool will probably always be ingrained in me for life.
“Just by being on the court [and] Off-court experiences, family and things I’ve been through here.
“It’s been so long that he’s at home and now he feels that way.”
Primarily a central defender, the Englishman also provides decent cover for Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.
He struck up a formidable partnership with our No. 4 during our title-winning campaign, but has struggled with a series of serious injuries during his time at the club.
The 25-year-old signed a new long-term contract with the FA Cup holders earlier this year that will see him stay at Anfield until 2027.
There were reports at the time linking the London-born talent with a move to Aston Villa and, quite notably, Real Madrid, but Gomez is due to have stayed at Liverpool and is ready to fight for his place in the team. .
It’s great to see him feel at home while playing for the Reds and let’s hope he can have a good second half of the season!
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