As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, Klopp said the following during his post-match press conference: "Joe Gomez, we don't have to discuss his quality, he showed it tonight. That's what we need to be a success long-term. The boys have to be ready."
📺 Jurgen Klopp on Joe Gomez:
"Joe Gomez, we don't have to discuss his quality, he showed it tonight. That's what we need to be a success long term. The boys have to be ready." 🔴 pic.twitter.com/vIhIFpaH4i
Anfield Watch Verdict
Gomez is a talented player. The centre-back averaged a WhoScored player rating of 6.78 across the 2019-20 Premier League campaign (the season Liverpool won the title).
However, since then, injuries have impacted Gomez's availability, which is a key reason why he has lost his place to Matip in the side.
With that being the case, Gomez has recently been linked with a move away from the club. But, Matip is 30 years of age. The former Schalke man can't play on forever.
Therefore, we are confident that Gomez will become a regular in Klopp's side again. Hopefully he stays and fights for his place at Anfield.
Gomez is only 24 years of age, so he certainly has time on his side. The Englishman's contract does not expire until the summer of 2024.
But, only time will tell where Gomez's long-term future lies. We hope it's at Liverpool.