Joe Gomez has put pen to paper on a new deal at Liverpool that will see him stay at the club until 2024.
The extension marks a deserved reward for his outstanding start to the season in his preferred centre-back role alongside Virgil van Dijk.
Gomez has managed 59 senior appearances for the Reds since signing from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2015.
His rise to stardom hasn’t been without cruel setbacks, with Gomez missing a year of football after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury in October of his first campaign with the club.
Fast forward two seasons and he finds himself as a prominent figure in Jurgen Klopp’s setup and integral to the future of the club.
The 21-year-old has committed the next five-and-a-half years to the Reds, reports Sky Sports.
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“Signing this new deal means the world to me,” he told LiverpoolFC.com.
“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.”
Gomez recently saw his impressive form cut short when he sustained a fracture to his left leg following a challenge from Ben Mee during Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Burnley.
Such has been the Englishman’s sparkling impression that has he already been tipped to become one of the world’s top central defenders and a future England regular. From his athleticism and power, to his composure and decision making, he boasts all the traits capable of helping him fulfil such high profile expectations.
Liverpool have buckled down a special talent and offered yet another reassuring indication that the future is bright.