Three matches in one week and every single one turned to disappointment right in front of everyone’s eyes. Successive home defeats (as if anyone needs reminding) found Liverpool falling out of the EFL Cup and FA cup, and off pace in the Premier League. A one-two-three punch to the gut if there ever was one. A glimmer, though, was the return of defender Joe Gomez, still in the pursuit of his starting place that he’d lost after injury shortly after Klopp’s appointment last year. The 19 year old started yesterday against Wolverhampton and while the match ended in heartbreak, he remains confident in the squad’s quality.
"We started the season so well and we've just had a difficult few results recently, but this is where we have to show as a team how strong-minded we are and the character within ourselves,” Gomez told liverpoolfc.com yesterday. “We've got all the personalities in the dressing room to do that, including the manager and the coaching staff. We'll bounce back and make it right.”
The next chance Liverpool have to make anything right is Tuesday, with current league leaders Chelsea traveling to Anfield. The weight of it isn’t lost on Gomez, but the youngster cautions patience and composure going into it.
“Whenever a result doesn't go your way, all you want is to make it right as quickly as possible," he added. “We've got the chance to go and do that on Tuesday but at the same time we have to try to keep composure and try not to put too much pressure [on ourselves] - although obviously there is - to get the result.
"It's about bouncing back in the right way and we've got to try to do that on Tuesday."