How is January target Joe Gomez getting on? Could Celtic renew their interest?

Celtic Manager Brendan Rodgers

Celtic were linked with a move for the Liverpool defender in January.

Liverpool's Joe Gomez in action with Arsenal's Aaron RamseyLiverpool's Joe Gomez in action [left]

Liverpool's Joe Gomez was a rumoured loan target for Scottish champions Celtic in January [Daily Mail].

The teenager was a favourite of Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers during the latter's Anfield days, so could a reunion be on the cards at Celtic Park this summer?

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How is he getting on?

It's more than four months since Gomez returned to fitness, however, he is yet to feature for Liverpool in a league game all season. His only three appearances have come in the FA Cup.

Do Celtic still need him?

Rodgers has already admitted wanting to strengthen at centre-half this summer, while the possible departures of Kieran Tierney and Emilio Izaguirre could put a player like Gomez, who can also operate on the left, at the forefront of the Celtic boss' plans.

Could they get him?

With Liverpool expected to add at both centre- and left-back this summer, Gomez's first team prospects continue to look bleak, and a loan move could be the ideal solution for both player and club. Rodgers brought Gomez to Anfield initially, and a reunion with his former boss at Celtic Park could appeal to the Londoner.

Verdict: 7/10 - Keep an eye on Liverpool's transfer business - this could be a goer.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers after the matchCeltic manager Brendan Rodgers [front]

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