Liverpool FC defender Joe Gomez made his senior England debut this month Photo: New Balance
It’s been something of a breakthrough few weeks for Joe Gomez after he made his senior England debut and broke back into the Liverpool FC first team following a lay-off with a serious knee injury.
Gomez played for the full 90 minutes as Liverpool FC held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw at Anfield on Saturday evening.
We chatted to the 20-year-old left-back before the clash with the Blues to get his thoughts on his progress at the Merseyside club and what life is really like under Jurgen Klopp at Anfield.
Congratulations on your first England caps, Joe. How did it feel making playing against two of the biggest teams in international football earlier this month?
“It was a surreal experience. Obviously for me as a kid growing up, I aspired to play for England. They were tough games against top teams and it was a good experience for me. I’ll take a lot from it.”
You were widely praised and won man of the match after your performance against Neymar and Brazil. Is that kind of experience going to benefit you in the Champions League as Liverpool go further in the competition?
“I’d say that it’s just another experience to learn from. I wouldn’t say I’d take too much from it, like getting ahead of myself or anything – or confidence wise. It’s another achievement to have. At Liverpool I play a bit of a different role and I’ve got to try and switch back to what I need…