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Liverpool want Joe Gomez to start ahead of Joel Matip vs Arsenal for one reason

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Loads of Liverpool fans want Joe Gomez to start instead of Joel Matip at centre-back against Arsenal at Anfield this weekend for one reason.

The former started the Community Shield and the Premier League opener against Norwich City, while the latter partnered Virgil van Dijk in the Super Cup and against Southampton last weekend, with Gomez playing at right-back against Chelsea before being an unused substitute at St Mary’s.

However, the former Charlton youngster certainly has more pace than Matip, and given the Reds could come up against the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe on Saturday, that is something that could come in handy against Unai Emery’s men.

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That is the thought of many Liverpool supporters anyway, who would prefer to see the England international start over the Cameroonian as Jurgen Klopp’s team look to maintain their 100% start to the top flight campaign.

While one said “one of Gomez’s strengths is his ability to recover with his pace”, while another said “with our really high line against Auba, Laca and Pepe we kind of need Gomez’s pace”.

Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…

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