Joe Gomez explains settling into life at Anfield, and which position he'd like to play

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Gomez signed from Charlon Athletic this summer, and has already demonstrated his versatility.

Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has been explaining his best position, and what kind of role he is prepared to play, in an interview with the Liverpool Echo

Gomez signed for £3.5 million from Charlton Athletic this summer, as revealed by the Guardian, and was expected to be a squad player more than anything, but there are suggestions that he could start the opening game of the season against Stoke City. 

The 19-year-old arrived having played more at right-back and centre-back in his short career thus far, but it looks as though he could line up ahead of Alberto Moreno on the left side of the Reds' defence at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday. 

Gomez told the Liverpool Echo that he is happy to help where he can, but ideally he would like to play at the heart of the back line. 

He said: “It’s been great for me to get experience playing all along the back four as that helps me to play in numerous positions. I’m happy to play wherever the manager needs me.

“Ideally, centre-back is my main position but I’m happy to play right-back or left-back if the manager believes I can help the team there.”

Though it was only pre-season, and as a result performances should be taken with a pinch of salt, he looked at home from the moment he walked out onto the pitch in Thailand sporting Liverpool colours. 

He is technically able, level-headed and looks more like an experienced defender in his late twenties rather than one who is 10 years younger. 

It will be interesting to see just how regularly Brendan Rodgers decides to use the player as he won't want to put too much pressure on the shoulders of such a young man in the early stages of his Liverpool career, though there are plenty of games for the Reds to play in the first half of the season - as Premier League duties are mixed with League Cup and Europa League commitments.

What will be intriguing is to see how many different positions Gomez is used in, and whether we will see his versatility on display throughout the campaign. 

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