Ian Dowie claims Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is 'quicker' than teammate Virgil van Dijk

Jurgen Klopp, Manager of Liverpool celebrates at the full time whistle after  the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London,...

Defensive duo Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk have proved their worth when they have played together for Liverpool in the Premier League this season.

(L-R) Joe Gomez of Liverpool FC, Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool FC during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Paris St Germain and Liverpool FC at the Parc des Princes on...

Sky Sports pundit Ian Dowie has claimed that Joe Gomez is 'quicker' than Liverpool teammate Virgil van Dijk as he questioned how good the highly-rated youngster can become.

The 21-year-old is currently on the sidelines with an injury and will be hoping to make a comeback after the international break as the Reds aim to win their first Premier League title in nearly three decades.

At the start of the season, centre-back Gomez featured regularly alongside Van Dijk as they built a solid base to lead the charge to win the title, but since the turn of the year, an ankle injury has kept him out of action.


Speaking to Soccer Saturday on Sky Sports News (23/03/2019 at 2:10 pm), former Premier League manager Dowie suggested that Gomez is playing alongside the best defender in the world, at this moment in time. 

"How good can Gomez be at Liverpool?" Dowie told Soccer Saturday. "Playing alongside the best centre-half as we speak, I suggest or one of them in Van Dijk. And he's probably quicker than Van Dijk when he gets it. But he needs to play [in order to get into the England squad]."

There is no doubt that with the way Gomez is going, he is going to be Liverpool's centre-back for the future and England's centre-back for the future. 

17th January 2019, The O2 Arena, London, England; NBA London Game, Washington Wizards versus New York Knicks; Joe Gomez of Liverpool gives the thumbs up as he takes his seat court side

Prior to his injury, he played 18 games in all competitions for the Reds, helping them secure nine clean sheets in the process [transfermarkt] as he has also been utilised at right-back by Klopp. 

At this moment in time, Klopp's side are sitting top of the Premier League table, two points ahead of Manchester City, who have a game in hand on their title rivals. 

Throughout the season, the Merseyside club have showcased their defensive solidity, conceding only 18 goals from their 31 league matches - City have conceded three goals more. 

Josep Guardiola, Manager of Manchester City celebrates victory with Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus of Manchester City during the FA Cup Quarter Final match between Swansea City and...

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