The Englishman was impressive during yesterday’s 1-0 victory over Everton, which saw Liverpool pick up a ninth clean-sheet of the domestic season.
Gomez produced one moment of magic, clearing off the line to stop a goal, with Alisson stranded after his wonder-save from Andre Gomes.
In fact, having conceded just five goals, we’ve the best record at the back of any side in Europe and are on track to break Chelsea’s Premier League record – when they let in just 15 goals in 2004/05.
Crooks has compared Gomez to Chelsea’s legendary duo John Terry and Ashley Cole – both of whom won multiple titles and caps for England.
“Regular readers will know what I think of Joe Gomez so I won’t waste any more column inches on that,” he told BBC Sport.
“Suffice to say this: How the England centre-back kept the ball out of Liverpool’s net with Allison beaten during Sunday’s game with Everton, I will never know.
“Gomez is starting to display a sixth sense when it comes to the dangers in and around his own penalty area.
“Defenders such as Ashley Cole and John Terry had it, and so does this lad.”
We really want Gomez to continue alongside Virgil van Dijk, with Trent Alexander-Arnold at right-back.
This means Dejan Lovren on the bench, but Gomez is a much better centre-back than he is a fullback – and we see no reason to switch his position.
Actually, Gomez and van Dijk could go on to establish themselves as a genuinely legendary central defensive pairing.