Liverpool look to 'keep four players but may struggle with Joe Gomez'
Liverpool are ‘trying to persuade Joe Gomez and three other key players to stay at Anfield this summer’ with the defensive outcast ‘growing frustrated with his lack of game time in recent seasons’
- Joe Gomez has played just 15 league games in the past two seasons for Liverpool
- He has been kept out of the side by injuries and tough competition for places
- Jurgen Klopp is hoping to maintain his side’s depth as they look to push Man City
- Diogo Jota is among the other players Liverpool are looking to hang on to
Liverpool are hoping to convince Joe Gomez he has a role to play in Jurgen Klopp’s side as they look to keep hold of four key players this summer.
Gomez has shown himself to be an accomplished defender and his versatility makes him an important player to Klopp, but the solidity of Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk and Ibrahim Konate has limited the 25-year-old’s playtime in his preferred central position.
After establishing himself as a regular from 2017-20, Gomez has played just 15 league games in the past two seasons due to injuries and competition for places.
Centre back Joe Gomez has played just 15 league games in the past two seasons for Liverpool
According to reports in The Mirror, the England international has grown frustrated with his lack of game time and will need to be persuaded to stay at Anfield.
They also claim Liverpool will not look to make any more signings this summer and will instead focus on keeping Diogo Jota, Naby Keita, Harvey Elliott and Gomez at the club.
Liverpool have already brought in £85m forward Darwin Nunez alongside teenagers Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsey.
Jurgen Klopp hopes to keep four squad players at Anfield to mount another title challenge
Gomez has seen his game time reduced in recent seasons and is said to be growing frustrated
There have been some key departures, though. Club legend Sadio Mane is set to join Bayern Munich for £35m, and Takumi Minamino, an old favourite of Klopp’s, looks to be heading to Monaco for around £17m.
Keeping Liverpool’s squad together will be vital as they look to keep challenging Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
It will be a harder task than ever after Erling Haaland arrived at the Etihad, but Klopp’s Liverpool will be in a much better place if they can hang on to their versatile squad players.
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