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.
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.
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