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Joe Gomez told he's 'not good enough to start for Liverpool'
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Joe Gomez told he's 'not good enough to start for Liverpool'

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Liverpool suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat against Napoli in the Champions League last night, and Joe Gomez had a game to forget at the Estadio Diego Armando Maradona.

Jurgen Klopp’s men were awful at the back. Even the great Virgil van Dijk had a really poor game, but it is Gomez who has been criticised the most by the media.

Joe Gomez told he’s ‘not good enough to start for Liverpool’ after poor display vs Napoli

Gomez really looked lost at times last night.

Victor Osimhen stole the ball off him easily in the 28th minute, but van Dijk saved the Englishman’s mistake with a remarkable block. However, the Dutchman couldn’t do much about Napoli’s second and third goals – Gomez was at fault for both of those.

Sports Illustrated rated Gomez 0/10 for his performance last night and wrote: “At fault for pretty much every chance Napoli had. Not good enough to start for Liverpool. Simple as that.”

iNews were a bit more generous and rated him 2/10. They claimed: “Second-best when Osimhen caught him out and was at fault for the second goal when Kvaratskhelia robbed him of the ball. Too easily muscled off the ball by Kvaratskhelia for Napoli’s third. Replaced at half-time.”

90min too rated him 2/10 and said: “Osimhen surged past him to hit the post less than a minute in and it kind of summed things up. Really poor a number of times.”

The Mirror agreed with the two outlets above and wrote: “He’s been good since he came back into the side. Very good at Everton at the weekend, in fact. But then, well… yeah.

“At one point he seemed to forget just where the roving Osimhen was, which was almost always about five yards ahead of him and racing away. Also dealt with Khvicha Kvaratskhelia in the same manner most of us would pronounce his name.

“Was taken off at half-time as an act of mercy.”

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It really was a night to forget for Gomez and most of his Liverpool teammates.

Everybody knew the game against Napoli was going to be a difficult one for the Reds, but nobody would’ve predicted that Klopp’s side would fare as badly as they did last night.

Liverpool conceded three goals in the first half, but it could easily have been six – Osimhen hit the post, Van Dijk made an unbelievable clearance and Alisson saved a penalty. Gomez and co really were rattled, but there’s nothing they can do now but focus on the next game.

The Reds take on Wolves on Saturday and we’ll be really surprised if Gomez gets the nod to start that game.

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