Joe Gomez is making a case for being the second best centre-half in the Premier League, only after his more senior team-mate Virgil van Dijk.
The duo have got a ridiculous record playing together, having totted up nine clean sheets on the bounce when they’ve started alongside each other.
The young Englishman is definitely the best defender among his fellow countrymen, and his performance against West Ham was testament to that.
He was there when we needed him, and he refused to get beat – he looks a lot like van Dijk when he plays, I reckon he’s picked up some stuff from the big man in training! The pair of them don’t even look like they’ll break a sweat when they do their thing.
It’s brilliant that he’s finding himself in this great bit of form at the moment. If he can carry this on, Joel Matip will find it very hard to break back into the team.
Liverpool fans and journalists covering the Reds have gone nuts for Gomez on Twitter – and rightly so! His performance against West Ham is perhaps the best I’ve seen from a centre-half in the Premier League that isn’t called van Dijk in ages.
Take a look at some of our favourite Tweets below:
Liverpool signed Joe Gomez for £3.5m. He's won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup, and is one half of the best centre-back partnership in the Premier League. He's 22-years-old. pic.twitter.com/uf4TWNP1KL
— Ste Carson (@sjrcarson) January 29, 2020
Joe Gomez. Special player.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceLFC) January 29, 2020
Joe Gomez. Rolls Royce. Seriously.#LFC
— David Maddock (@MaddockMirror) January 29, 2020
Joe Gomez is the 2nd best CB in the country right now
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) January 29, 2020
Joe Gomez is England’s best centre back.
— Samantha Quek (@SamanthaQuek) January 29, 2020
— Nic Mason (@MrNickMason) January 29, 2020
No better defensive trio in the world than Alisson, Van Dijk and Gomez. They are peerless. Gomez has become one of the best centre halves in world football alongside VVD. Both Van Dijk and Gomez have everything. Pace, power, positioning, passing. Imperious. #LFC.
— Si Steers (@sisteers) January 29, 2020
Virgil van Dijk, a generational defender and one of the best of all time is the only center back in England currently better than Joe Gomez. Gomez is only 22 too, we can’t ever let him go
— Tommy (@TLister77) January 29, 2020
Gomez is a top 3 cb in the prem.
— Fnatic Tekkz (@Tekkz) January 29, 2020
— BenjiB.LFC (@SignoreBB) January 29, 2020