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Fan rant of the day: Joe Gomez is proving he is the next big thing at Anfield

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Three goals conceded in nine Premier League games, that is phenomenal stuff from Liverpool this season.

The Reds are known for having a porous defence but Jurgen Klopp has turned things around at this end of the team.

The signing of Alisson was a statement proving we are ready to pay the big bucks for a goalkeeper, however, credit for the tightening of the defence goes to a couple of players.

Virgil van Dijk has been a colossus since joining from Southampton. The Dutch defender has marshalled the back five really well and they play like one single entity.

Virgil van Dijk & Joe Gomez

Moving around the pitch, covering for each other and ensuring Alisson doesn’t have to do a lot of work.

It has been a bit of a surprise seeing us defend well but another player that deserves a lot of praise is Joe Gomez.

The 21-year-old was fighting with Trent Alexander-Arnold last season for the right-back spot. This season, Gomez has been excellent alongside Van Dijk, and the Englishman seems to get better with each game.

The youngster has started all of our Premier League games, barring the 3-0 win over Southampton, and has barely put a foot wrong.

The former Charlton defender has come a long way since his time under Brendan Rodgers. The Englishman was initially played as a left-back but injuries cut short his time during the first Klopp season.

The defender has come back stronger since the end of last season. Gomez underwent ankle surgery at the end of last season, which cost him a place in the England World Cup squad and the Champions League final.

His time off in the summer certainly has helped him clinch a spot in the first-team and with Dejan Lovren returning with an injury, Gomez has taken the place of the Croatian.

Klopp could have played with Joel Matip partnering Van Dijk but the Englishman has proved the German right by putting in a number of quality performances.

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During my time of watching the Reds, only the Sami Hyypia-Jamie Carragher defensive pairing looked world class. Daniel Agger and Martin Skrtel were great as a pair too, but the Dane suffered from numerous injuries which cut short his playing time.

The great aspect of having a Van Dijk-Gomez partnership is that the pair are young. Van Dijk is 27 and is just nearing his prime while Gomez has a number of years to possibly get even better.

Read more: “It was also something new” – Liverpool star reveals what Klopp instructed him to do against Huddersfield

We have seen a number of quality defenders wear the Red of Liverpool, and we might have one of the best defenders developing at Anfield.

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“It’s the wrong club for him” – ESPN pundit urges American star to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool

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Former Arsenal star and ESPN pundit Paul Mariner has told Christian Pulisic to snub Chelsea and join Liverpool.

The American sensation has been linked (h/t Guardian ) with a move to the Premier League with Chelsea and Liverpool interested in the winger.

Pulisic has found starts hard to come at the Bundesliga leaders and Mariner was quoted by the Express saying:

“No, don’t do it.

“It’s the wrong club for him.

“He’s just going to go into a hopper of decent footballers who eventually go out on loan.

“Is he going to get in the team on this present form? No he’s not.

The former Gunner added that Pulisic is still developing as a player and Liverpool would be great for him, especially because we have Jurgen Klopp

“If you were to ask me for a club he should go to – Liverpool.

“Klopp understands the Bundesliga, he understands what it takes to mould a player. He knows him very, very well.

“If Pulisic were to go to Liverpool, the nurturing and the way that Klopp puts his arm around players, I think it would be a fabulous move for him.”

The 20-year-old would be an incredible signing for the Reds and would add more firepower to our star-studded attack.

Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino haven’t been firing on all cylinders this season but the addition of Pulisic could change that.

Read more: “Man on a mission”, “Liverpool needs you” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after star posts training video

The American would not come on the cheap but given he has a ton of potential and is only 20, Klopp should take a punt on the Dortmund youngster.

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(Video) Liverpool star breaks down after seeing his side win 1-0 over Equatorial Guinea

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane broke down in tears after Senegal’s 1-0 win over Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.

The attacker had to be helped off the pitch by his teammates despite the team winning the game. The Metro reports that Mane had the chance to double Senegal’s lead in the game but missed his chance.

Many supporters turned on the 26-year-old and booed him for the miss. When the match ended, Mane fell to the ground, tearing up.

His teammates tried to help him up but the Liverpool star fell once again before he was taken off the pitch.

Mane has struggled to perform for Liverpool this season, and it seems his form deserted him for the national side too.

Although Senegal won the game, the reaction from Mane was a little surprising. This reaction reminds us of that 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace with Luis Suarez breaking down after the match ended.

The Senegal forward is one of our most important players and we need to have him in the right frame of mind for the rest of the season.

The 26-year-old has seven goals for us this season, which isn’t a bad return, but we haven’t seen the best of our attackers yet.

Read more: “I probably have to do two months of running” – Liverpool star provides next steps on road to recovery

Our next game is a tough tie against Watford at Vicarage Road, and the Senegalese attacker has to be at his best if we are to pick up the three points.

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Liverpool keeping an eye on 18-year-old Brazilian sensation

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Liverpool are one of the clubs keeping an eye on Brazilian sensation Bruno Roberto, according to the Daily Mail.

The 18-year-old recently played for the senior Atletico Mineiro side and is expected to follow the “lead” by Gabriel Jesus, as per the report.

Roberto plays as an attacking midfielder and has also interested the likes of Manchester United, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea, as per the report.

The 18-year-old could be another great Brazilian coming through the ranks and it will be interesting to see if we follow up with our interest.

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Liverpool have a few Brazilian internationals in their side with Alisson and Fabinho joining in the summer. Roberto Firmino has enjoyed a fantastic spell under Jurgen Klopp and seems to be getting better with each season under his belt.

The Reds have to be wary regarding South American youngsters as we have another Brazilian on the books, Allan, that has had trouble getting work permits in Britain.

The 21-year-old is currently on loan at Eintracht Frankfurt but hasn’t played a single competitive game for the Reds since joining in 2015.

Roberto could be a star in the making and if he wants to develop into the finished article, there is no better place than Liverpool.

Read more: “Man on a mission”, “Liverpool needs you” – Some Liverpool fans go crazy after star posts training video

Klopp has one of the best youth teams in England, and the German is known for handing chances to youngsters at the club.

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