Joe Gomez made his third Champions League appearance of the season on Tuesday night as Liverpool recorded a 2-1 win over Genk.
Securing Premier League minutes this term has been extremely difficult due to the form of Joel Matip, but the 28-year-old is currently on the sidelines through injury, which has opened up the spot alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Both Dejan Lovren and Gomez are in contention to start against Manchester City this weekend, but it would be fair to say that the Liverpool fans were not pleased with what they saw from the latter against Genk.
According to WhoScored, the 22-year-old made one tackle, won eight aerial duels and had a pass success rate of 85%, which are fairly good numbers on paper.
The Englishman’s overall performance in the European tie was not well received by the Liverpool fans, though, with many taking to social media to criticise him.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
— Tee (@TheTwelfthM4N) November 5, 2019
Lovren is honestly better than off form Gomez, he seems out of place
— AB (@ABxLFC) November 5, 2019
I really want Joe Gomez to be a great player, but his positioning is horrendous!
— Brendy Kerr LFC 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (@Brendykerr) November 5, 2019
Joe Gomez been a liability every time he’s played this season
— . (@BirdyBirdLFC) November 5, 2019
Unpopular opinion: Gomez is overrated
— ⚽️🔴 (@LFCDaily4) November 5, 2019
Starting to lose faith in Gomez at times.
— Adam (@AdxmLFC) November 5, 2019
I must say Gomez are a poor game today. His positioning was poor on a few occasions, and we were lucky not to concede another. TAA had a decent game though.
— Paul LFC 4 LIFE (@g7paul) November 5, 2019
Wagwarn with Gomez though? Looking a bit dead these days #LFC
— iNM (@IamIvan_91) November 5, 2019