Joe Gomez, one of few bright spots in long, painful months leading up to Brendan Rodgers’s sacking, has had an extremely difficult fifteen months. Stuck in injury-limbo, the bright, young English defender has been forced watch from the side lines as Liverpool experience a resurgence under Klopp.
All of that may come to an end on Sunday when Gomez is set to line up for Liverpool in their FA Cup match against Plymouth Argyle.
Regarding his time out out of the team, Gomez said, “It was tough at times. There were phases when I felt like everything was against me. But I always believed I would come back. I am thankful that I came through to it and that it’s behind me now.
“Now looking back at it, it was a big year for me to learn about himself and gain faith in myself. It certainly has made me mentally stronger.
“I look upon things differently, I am a different person. When you have experienced something like that, you don’t take things for granted any more. I see it as a blessing that I was able to learn from it in the way I did.”
Liverpool fans have high hopes for the defender, still only 19 years old, and will be eager to see him get another chance to play for the Reds.