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Joe Gomez: England’s Best Left Back in August (Inforgraphic)

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Joe Gomez has been a pleasant surprise for Liverpool fans, and the stats say he's actually been the Premier League's best early-season performer. Check out the infographic below for the details.

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Joe Gomez has been the surprise of the new season for Liverpool. As much for the very fact he’s starting at left back as an 18-year-old right-footed centre half who arrived for a mere £3.5M from Charlton Atheltic this summer as for the fact he’s played very, very well.

Not perfectly, perhaps. But then he’s an 18-year-old right-footed centre half who arrived for a mere £3.5M from Charlton Atheltic this summer. So whatever standard of expectation there may be, he’s blown past it. And following another strong performance Oulala have created this handy inforgraphic highlighting that.

So far, Gomez has won more tackles and interceptions and made more blocks and clearances than anybody else in the Premier League. He may still have the odd moment where he looks an 18-year-old right-footed centre half who arrived for a mere £3.5M from Charlton Atheltic this summer. But still. That’s impressive.