Honours: Premier League (2020), Champions League (2019), UEFA Super Cup (2019), FIFA Club World Cup (2019)
A classy, unflappable defender who can operate anywhere across the backline, Joe Gomez has overcome serious injury setbacks to become a Premier League, Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup winner.
Signed as an 18-year-old from Charlton Athletic in the summer of 2015, Gomez has featured regularly for the Reds at centre-back, right-back and left-back and passed the 100-appearance mark for the club during the 2019-20 season.
The England international settled into the heart of Jürgen Klopp’s defence in the 2018-19 and 2019-20 campaigns, forming a formidable partnership with Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool claimed four major trophies across the two seasons.
Gomez played 43 times in all competitions in 2019-20 - his highest number of appearances in a campaign since his arrival at Anfield.
Handed his senior Reds debut on the opening day of 2015-16, Gomez sustained a serious knee injury while on international duty with England U21s shortly after Klopp’s appointment in October 2015.
After a 17-month spell on the sidelines, Gomez returned to action in January 2017 and then made 31 appearances in 2017-18 as Liverpool reached the Champions League final.
An outstanding start to 2018-19 was rewarded with a new contract in December 2018, although his progress had been stymied by a lower-leg fracture sustained a week before he put pen to paper.
Gomez returned to fitness in April 2019 and featured in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final of the Champions League as Liverpool went one better than 12 months earlier by beating Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
In the early stages of the 2020-21 season, he sustained a knee injury while on duty with England during the November international break. The issue required surgery and is set to rule Gomez out for a significant part of the campaign.