‘If there is ever a time to have belief in the club and where we’re going, it is now’: Joe Gomez signs improved five-and-a-half-year Liverpool contract just days after fracturing his leg at Burnley
- Joe Gomez has committed his future to Liverpool with a new long-term contract
- The Reds defender has been rewarded for his fine form with improved terms
- Gomez is currently out for six weeks after fracturing his left leg against Burnley
- The young England defender says signing the new deal ‘means the world to me’
- Gomez praised boss Jurgen Klopp and insists club are going in right direction
Joe Gomez has been given a boost after he signed a new deal that will ensure he plays the peak years of career with Liverpool.
The England international is currently sidelined with a fracture of his left leg and will his side’s next nine games, including crunch fixtures against both Manchester clubs, Arsenal and the Champions League decider against Napoli.
However, there was a fillip on Monday as Liverpool announced they have renegotiated and improved his terms for the outstanding progress he has made; Gomez has put pen to paper on a contract that runs until June 2024.
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has signed an improved five-and-a-half year contract at Anfield
Gomez put pen to paper on improved terms as a reward for his impressive form this season
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Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com: ‘Signing this new deal means the world to me.
‘I’ve been at the club a few years now and have had the pleasure to play for Liverpool and experience what that means, so I am delighted to get the chance to extend my contract here.
‘I love the club, I love playing and learning here, and I am happy for that to continue.
‘There have been a lot of highs and lows, it’s my fourth season now and every one has been different.
‘Obviously I would like to have had a few less setbacks along the way, but it has all been part of my journey – one that I have loved and embraced. I have learned so much.
Gomez has formed a strong partnership with Virgil van Dijk in the heart of Liverpool’s defence
The England defender faces six weeks out after fracturing his left leg against Burnley last week
‘There have been good times on the pitch as well. Hopefully that can continue. I am learning under a great manager and great coaching staff and have all the tools around me to keep progressing and learning. I am looking forward to it.
‘All the signs show where the club is heading, where our team is heading.
‘We got so close last year in the European competition and in the league this year, we’ve shown such good character in the start to the season so far.
‘[It’s] our best start ever as club, so that shows if there is ever a time to have belief in the club and where we’re going, it is now.’
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