Liverpool are an immovable force at the top of the Premier League at the moment.
They were given a few scares by Wolves on Thursday – Adama Traore, in particular, was in fantastic form, completing four dribbles and amassing a SofaScore rating of 8.1 – but the Reds ended up coming out on top once again thanks to goals from Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino.
The 2-1 triumph means that their lead at the top of the table goes back to 16 points, and they still have a game in hand as well.
According to The Daily Mirror journalist David Maddock, Joe Gomez was the best player on the pitch. Here is what he had to say about the 23-year-old’s display.
Best English centre half In PL.
Has come of age.
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) January 23, 2020
It seems that some fans agreed with him.
The Catford Baresi
— Josh (@Josh_Laff_) January 23, 2020
No discussion required. He is immense and should be VVD’s long term partner. Such a talent.
— Nina_LFC (@Nina_LFC) January 23, 2020
No discussion required. Correct. Move on
— Darragh Noble (@nobleda) January 23, 2020
— Jonny Ezra 🇧🇧🇪🇺 (@JonnyGibson33) January 23, 2020
Whilst the Reds conceded their first goal in eight matches in all competitions, Gomez was still fantastic at the back. He managed five clearances, three interceptions and two tackles, even outshining Virgil van Dijk – the 22-year-old had better numbers in all of these areas.
A couple of fans of the Merseyside club took note of Maddock’s comments about his England aspirations.
Oh by far the best English CB. Has absolutely everything bar aerial dominance
— Josh (@LFCJosh23) January 23, 2020
Nothing to discuss. You’ve nailed it here. The England team needs to be picked around Joe Hendo and Trent
— Rory (@nevershave) January 23, 2020
With Harry Maguire, Fikayo Tomori, John Stones and Tyrone Mings likely to be the names he will have to compete with to earn a place in Gareth Southgate’s starting XI this summer, there is every chance he could be an important member of the side.
For now, though, he has a Premier League run-in to concentrate on.