'Need to move on': Liverpool told to ditch player Klopp has called 'outstanding'
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has been advised to “move on” from Reds defender Joe Gomez.
This is according to Peterborough United owner and Liverpool fan Darragh MacAnthony.
He was speaking about the Anfield outfit on his podcast, ‘The Hard Truth.
Klopp has regularly sung Gomez’s praises, calling him an “outstanding talent” earlier this summer.
The 25-year-old penned a contract extension at Liverpool which tied him to the club until 2027.
However, Gomez has struggled at times this season, making a number of mistakes.
Against Leeds, he delivered a wayward backpass which failed to find Alisson.
The Liverpool keeper was left stranded as Rodrigo ran on to the ball and tapped it into an empty net.
Gomez also made an error against Nottingham Forest, leading to another defeat against a relegation battler.
Taiwo Awoniyi’s goal started with the Liverpool man’s error on the halfway line as he pulled down the eventual scorer.
Gomez also conceded a penalty in the 1-0 win over West Ham, which was eventually missed by Jarrod Bowen.
Klopp dropped the former Charlton player for the 2-0 Champions League victory over Napoli on Tuesday night.
Now, MacAnthony believes Liverpool need to look at other options than Gomez in the centre-back position.
“They need to move on from some players,” said the Posh owner. “Gomez, for me, he’s not a top-class centre-half.
“Brilliant against Man City, but mistake against Nottingham Forest and mistake the other night [versus Leeds].
“It’s cost you in two games against two teams in the bottom three. Liverpool of old don’t lose games like that.”
Klopp likely to keep faith in Gomez – TBR View
Gomez has made too many mistakes in recent weeks and you can understand MacAnthony’s frustrations.
However, Liverpool have had their fair share of issues at centre-back, so Klopp can’t just get rid of him.
Besides, Gomez has shown he’s a good player overall, with the right attitude and workrate, hence the new contract.
Klopp will no doubt keep supporting him to get back on form and iron out these inconsistencies.