Jan Molby is clear on where Joe Gomez will end up playing for Liverpool


Gomez has played a left-back since his arrival at Anfield, but Molby sees him in a different position going forward.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said it's 'as clear as day' that summer signing Joe Gomez will end up playing as a centre-back for the club. 

Gomez was billed as a centre-back who could play at right-back when he arrived at the club from Charlton Athletic, but after impressing on the left during pre-season, he has started every Premier League game at left-back so far, and Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column that he thought West Ham United took advantage of that in their 3-0 win over the Reds last Saturday.

He said: "West Ham were smart, they knew what he was going to do, and they sat and waited before exploiting any mistakes the lad made.

"All part of the learning curve for him – and by the way if he has a tendency to cut infield onto his right foot then that’s not his fault.

"Look, we all know he’s going to end up as a centre back. It’s clear as day.

"And if he keeps on progressing as impressively as he has, then I think we’ll see him there sooner rather than later."

The 18-year-old is certainly gaining valuable experience, even if he is playing out of position at the moment, which he will undoubtedly stand him in good stead going forward.

As it stands, Liverpool's central defensive partnership doesn't look the strongest. Despite starting the season with three clean sheets, the pairing of Dejan Lovren and Martin Skrtel hardly covered themselves in glory during the defeat to the Hammers, so it may be one position Brendan Rodgers will look to revisit in the coming games, especially with fixtures arriving thick and fast after the international break.

The big positive of Gomez playing on the left for now is that he should become a more rounded player for the future, as well as getting vital first team experience at the very highest level.

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