Is Joe Gomez's value going to skyrocket at Liverpool this season?

Joe Gomez of Liverpool in action during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on December 22, 2017 in London, England.

Is Joe Gomez going to be Liverpool's next player to be worth a nine-figure amount?

Joe Gomez of Liverpool looks on from the bench during a pre-season friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 12, 2017 in Birkenhead, England.

Liverpool sanctioned the exit of Ragnar Klavan on Friday. The Estonia international left Liverpool to join Cagliari in a £2 million deal, having spent two years on Merseyside.

Jurgen Klopp's decision to sell him could and probably does indicate that the German manager will use Joe Gomez - signed as a full-back by Brendan Rodgers in 2015 - as a centre-back this season.

And could the 21-year-old Londoner see his value skyrocket over the next nine months or so?

Gomez is already a massive talent but a season alongside Virgil van Dijk in central defence could help to take his game to the next level entirely.

The former Charlton Athletic man, contracted to Anfield until 2022, is already valued at close to £60 million by Liverpool, according to CIES Football Observatory.

But is it possible that a solid and successful season in the Reds' back four could result in his value spiking to reach the nine-figure mark by next summer? In the modern market it does not seem that unlikely.

Klopp also has Dejan Lovren - who is injured at the moment - and Joel Matip as centre-back options, but Gomez impressed against West Ham United last weekend and another good performance at Crystal Palace on Monday night will mean that it's his place to lose.

The German manager obviously trusts him, evident by his decision to offload Klavan, and this season could well be the making of Gomez.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on November 25, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

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