‘Outstanding’ Liverpool player just blew away several commentators with Villa performance

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Liverpool fans will have their hands full when picking out their star man from a 3-0 win over Unai Emery’s Aston Villa.

One might reasonably suspect that Dominik Szoboszlai, after registering his first goal in a competitive game for the Reds, will be the star favoured by most. Likewise, there’s an argument to be made for the likes of Darwin Nunez and Alexis Mac Allister.

It shouldn’t, however, be ignored that Joe Gomez put in a shift of ‘outstanding’ quality when tasked with starting in a different centre-back partnership amid Ibrahima Konate’s injury and Virgil van Dijk’s suspension, rightly earning plaudits from the likes of Keifer MacDonald, Neil Jones and Bence Bocsak online.

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The Englishman put in an assured performance in the backline, amassing some remarkable stats in the process as the Merseysiders kept a clean sheet against the Villans.

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Whilst it would be fair to assume that our colossal No.4 and our French centre-half will be restored to the first-XI after the international break, Gomez will surely have proved a few doubters wrong.

Certainly, it will feel perhaps a little harsh to see the former Charlton Athletic prospect returned to the bench after two strong successive showings at the back.

Would Jurgen Klopp dare leave out Konate, however, at this stage? Particularly given our reliance on his capabilities when playing the box four formation.

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