Fit-again Joe Gomez admits to ‘tough periods’

Date published: Wednesday 5th July 2017 8:51

Joe Gomez is back in for pre-season training at Melwood but he has admitted he has “had a lot of tough periods”.

The 20-year-old centre-back is one of the Liverpool players back in for training and he is looking to make up for lost time after missing almost two seasons, playing just three first-team matches in January after recovering from a serious knee injury.

“Obviously you have bits when you’re anxious about the running, because it’s going to be difficult,” Gomez told the club’s website.

“I’ve had a lot of tough periods and stuff but I’m just grateful to be here and happy to go again.

“I’m 100 per cent. I feel good, I feel fit, sharp, I’m in a good place mentally and physically. I just see it as a fresh start now to go again and attack this season.”

One youngster who will be missing pre-season is Rhian Brewster, whose rapid progress last season saw him promoted from the under-18s through the under-23s to a place in Klopp’s squad, as he is likely to be out for eight weeks with a broken foot.

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