Joe Gomez willing to push for Liverpool exit in the summer
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez is hopeful Liverpool will sanction a move away from the club this summer as he looks to secure a place in England’s World Cup squad.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he is indecisive on his squad and even feels sorry for Gomez, whose playing time this season has been curtailed.
Joe Gomez was first-choice the previous season before a knee injury ruled him out.
Ever Since returning from injury, he has dropped down to fourth choice behind Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate and that has limited him to just one Premier League start. He did not even make the substitutes bench for the Carabao Cup final.
However, with the World Cup beginning in November this year, Gomez knows he will need to be in the starting lineup at the club that he would be with.
Klopp does not want to lose Gomez, insisting he has been unlucky and recognises his abilities.
“It’s really unlucky for Joe, he has consistently played on an incredible level and has been one of the best centre-halves in England, but then the big injury came and little injuries on top of that,” the Liverpool boss said of Gomez last month.
“The only thing I can say as well, there are tougher things than being a squad player at the moment for Liverpool.
“It is never nice for the players, I understand that 100 per cent, but Joe takes it really professionally. He is a youngomezg lad and everything will be fine in the future but at the moment, it’s for sure harder.”
Despite Klopp’s hopes that Gomez will stay, the defender wants to move, although he does have two years left on his current deal and will carry a hefty price tag.
England boss Gareth Southgate also believes the Liverpool defender is one of his best options at the back.