A journalist has provided an update on the future of Joe Gomez, with Liverpool aiming to tie him down to a new contract amid interest from other Premier League clubs.
Gomez was kept out of action for the majority of the 2020-21 campaign by a knee injury. He only made 12 appearances in all competitions before picking up the problem in November 2020.
The centre-back, who can also operate as a right-back, was happy to be back in the squad last season. However, he had fallen down the pecking order and mainly had to rely on cup competitions for game time.
Gomez played in 21 matches last term, with just eight of those appearances coming in the Premier League.
Despite his reduced impact, Gomez proved to be a useful squad player as Liverpool won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup under Jurgen Klopp.
Gomez’s Liverpool contract expires in 2024. This means the Reds have at least a year before they even need to start thinking about an extension – in normal circumstances.
However, clubs such as Aston Villa and Fulham are beginning to take an interest in the Englishman. They believe they can convince Gomez to leave Anfield by offering him the chance to become a regular starter.
This forced Liverpool to begin talks over a new contract in May. And The Telegraph reporter Chris Bascombe provides an update on proceedings.
Joe Gomez ‘expected’ to renew at Liverpool
His article mainly focuses on Sadio Mane and the deal which will take the forward to Bayern Munich. But it does provide a small insight into Gomez’s future.
Bascombe states Gomez is ‘expected’ to pen a new Liverpool contract during pre-season. This means the Reds will have his future resolved in the next six weeks, forcing Villa and Fulham to miss out.
Bascombe adds that ‘plenty’ of Premier League teams would like to sign Gomez. However, the rest of the interested clubs are not revealed.
While a transfer would be good for Gomez’s career, we can see why he would want to remain at Liverpool.
He has won plenty of silverware since joining the Merseyside outfit in 2015. His accolades include the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and UEFA Super Cup. This wouldn’t be the case if he went to Villa or Fulham.
It’s unknown whether his decision to renew with Liverpool is partly down to money. But Villa and Fulham probably wouldn’t have the finances to pay him as much as Liverpool do, which is another reason why he may want to stay.
Meanwhile, two young Liverpool players will be given chances to impress next season as the club prepares to sell a few stars.