Young Liverpool defender Joe Gomez made significant progress in his recovery yesterday as he played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Accrington Stanley.
The 19-year-old suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury in October last year that has sidelined him up until recent weeks.
Gomez finally returned to training last month and came on at half-time in Sunday’s 5-0 win at Melwood.
His gradual return to full fitness represents Liverpool’s already impressive squad depth, becoming even stronger.
Fans have taken to Twitter to express their joy over the return of Liverpool’s promising youngster.
— Gibbo (@Gibbo30Andrew) November 14, 2016
@J_Gomez97 hope to see you back in the squad soon mate ynwa
— scouse till i die (@5timeSuarez) November 13, 2016
— derek walshe (@delboy08) November 13, 2016
@J_Gomez97 good to see your back mate , good 45 minutes , soon youll be able to 90 minutes in and back in full flight
— Joe Campanelli (@joecamps__) November 13, 2016
Great to see Joe Gomez on the comeback trail. He has a great future with us, he has all the attributes to be a top player. #LFC
— Anton Clarke (@AntonClarke1) November 13, 2016
— Kloppelling™ (@Kloppelling) November 13, 2016
@J_Gomez97 good to see u back in an LFC shirt mate. Keep it up ull soon be challenging for a first team place again.
— Grant Ovens (@grantlfc2008) November 13, 2016
Fantastic to have Joe Gomez fit again, Milner can’t be a long term solution at left back so the closer Joe gets to the first team the better
— LFC Focus (@LFCFocusTV) November 13, 2016
@J_Gomez97 good lad – massive talent and hopefully the injuries are finished – future Liverpool and England legend keep up the good work ??
— Allstar Speaking (@AllstarSpeaking) November 13, 2016
Welcome back @J_Gomez97 can’t wait to see you in actions
— Ahmed Mohamed (@LFCEngineer) November 13, 2016
— Shane Panton (@ShanePanton) November 13, 2016