ReactionJoe Gomez on Liverpool's unbeaten start: 'We have to keep building on this'
Joe Gomez is keen for Liverpool to harness the momentum they have built in the opening part of the Premier League season when they return from the international break.
The Reds recorded a third victory in a row in the top flight on Sunday afternoon at Anfield, defeating Unai Emery's Aston Villa 3-0 to remain unbeaten this season.
Gomez started the fixture in the heart of defence for Liverpool alongside Joel Matip, helping secure a first clean sheet of the season.
At the other end, it was a maiden strike for the club from Dominik Szoboszlai, a Matty Cash own goal and Mohamed Salah's second-half effort that secured three points.
Liverpool's strong start to the campaign has seen them take 10 points from a possible 12, giving them a solid base to work from once they return to action at Wolverhampton Wanderers on September 16.
"It's a different team and I think it's important, like always, that we don't get ahead of ourselves," Gomez told Liverpoolfc.com post-match.
"Obviously all the boys go round the world now and we have to come back and regroup straight away and try to keep the momentum going. [We] just keep pushing on and see how we get on."
He added: "There has been a lot of change this year with personnel, but the boys that have come in [are] unbelievable and showed their ability.
"It's a breath of fresh air as well to see the boys settle so quickly and do what they do and express themselves. Like I say, it's just the start, we have to keep progressing."
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On the quick start to the match against Villa, scoring in the third minute...
Yeah, I mean, [over] the last couple of weeks the gaffer has emphasised that we haven't had the greatest starts. It was a focus going into today to try to get control of the game. I think we did that from the get-go. Obviously Dom scoring a great goal that early on has a massive effect and it gave us that belief. As we got the next couple [of goals] it was about staying focused and trying to keep hold of the game.
On being 2-0 up so early in the match...
I think that's what the gaffer wanted; a mixture of keeping control of the ball and knowing when to try to threaten in behind. Trent played some great balls and showed his ability. I think it's a building block and obviously it's still early and we have to keep building on it.
On making the 200th appearance of his career...
Obviously things change and you have to try to stay ready and that's what I try to pride myself off. [I] try to apply myself every day to be ready to try to contribute to the team. It's a nice personal note but even more important is to get the three points.