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Joe Gomez Discusses “World Class Manager” Jürgen Klopp

Where’s the lie.

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After a somewhat slow start, Joe Gomez is having a really good season now.

The centre back has been a big positive of recent years, continually improving and suggesting he could be a bedrock of Liverpool sides for years to come. Gomez himself seems to credit Klopp significantly.

“It has obviously been a journey and the gaffer has built a style of play that we all know and we have adapted to”, the England international told the Liverpool Echo.

”I was fortunate enough that he came a few months in [to my Liverpool career] and everyone who has been in and out the team, you have a constant reminder of how he wants us to play.

“And that is the philosophy we have all taken on board. That is what we try to do every game. We do a lot of eleven-v-eleven stuff in training.

”It is emphasised the way he wants us to play and the way he wants them to set up.

”A lot of it is credit to the gaffer, he is a world-class manager so he is capable of emphasising that and getting that across in different ways.

”Even when it is a short period in between games and maybe we are not capable of doing the same sessions, he still finds a way of getting that [message] across.

“As a collective, as a club, we have a style of play and that is honed every day in training by the gaffer and so everyone who steps in knows their job, knows their roles.

“It is about playing and enjoying the experience.”

Obviously having a strong identity for the first team is all well and good, but Gomez also discussed how the young players have been integrated into the first team set up

“Everything they’ve done speaks for itself,” he added. “So many top players. They are young but capable of stepping up and they’ve showed that.

”I think Sunday [against Shrewsbury] will probably be another opportunity for that to happen. They know that. I think there were so many good performances, it only showed that it should happen again.

”Everyone is ready to step in and participate and play their part but it is a place where there are no egos or anything like that.

”It is a great place to come in and work and credit to the manager for creating that environment.”

Everything is set to succeed at Liverpool. Gomez is well aware, and he’s an integral cog in it.