Steven Gerrard preparing ‘surprisingly high’ offer for 25-year-old Liverpool defender – report

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Aston Villa are reportedly preparing a surprisingly high offer for Liverpool defender Joe Gomez.

The 25-year-old has struggled for regular game time at Anfield recently, falling behind Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate in the pecking order to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre half.

It’s believed that Steven Gerrard’s side are prepared to offer £30m for the former Charlton Athletic man, that’s according to the Daily Star (via TEAMtalk).

The England international found himself earning game time at right-back towards the end of the previous campaign which proved his versatility.

And despite there being a number of clubs interested in the London-born defender, reports circulated recently suggesting that he was ready to sign a new deal that would see him remain on Merseyside.

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His current contract expires in the summer of 2024 meaning there’s no risk of losing him on a free transfer anytime soon, but with Newcastle also monitoring his situation, Jurgen Klopp may be keen to ensure he retains Gomez’s services.

Our No. 12 made 20 appearances for the club last term (across all competitions), but he may be seeking more regular game time with the Qatar World Cup coming up at the end of the year.

He’s not played for the Three Lions since August 2020, but with his versatility, Gareth Southgate may consider taking the defender to the Middle Eastern nation in November.

We’d understand if Gomez was to leave the club in order to earn more regular minutes, but he’s still young and can certainly play his part for Liverpool if he continues to work hard.

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  1. 30 mill for a player with his injury record going forward. Not a bad defender but only ever excelled when marshaled by VVD. Think he would be found out in a weaker team.
    Take the money and run!!!

  2. A good player, but I don’t think he is as good as the others taking his position and with his injuries?? , I think it would be in everyone’s interests to let him go. A good move for his career and good for the club financially. Good luck to him whatever he decides.

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